His 62nd minute goal against his old club, Motherwell, levelled the scores at 1-1, before Greek international Georgios Samaras put The Hoops ahead and eight points clear on the Scottish Premier League table.

McDonald's superb season seems to be getting even better as he took his SPL goal scorers lead to ten, over team mate Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.

The Aussie added to his premier league haul which now stands at 24.

The Sydney Morning Herald recently rated McDonald as Australia's number one European-based player.