Hull City have confirmed that Angus MacDonald has been given the all clear following his battle with bowel cancer.

The defender, 27, who joined the club in January 2018 from Barnsley, was diagnosed back in September.

MacDonald made just three appearances for the Tigers in 2018-19, being forced to miss the entire season after a blood clot was discovered in his calf in September 2018 and he suffered from deep vein thrombosis through much of last season.

He had hoped to feature regularly this term, returning to training back in August - only to be diagnosed with the disease four months ago.

The centre-back subsequently underwent two operations to overcome the condition, including the removal of his entire large bowel.

He has since spent time away from the game, surrounded by family, including girlfriend Alexandra Burke, undergoing further treatment.

Alexandra Burke and Angus MacDonald at the Pride of Britain awards this year

And in a statement released on Thursday afternoon, Hull confirmed the news that he has been given the all clear following treatment and the green light to return to football in 2020.

“Hull City are delighted to announce the wonderful news that Angus MacDonald has been given the all clear from bowel cancer.

MacDonald will be able to continue his career in 2020

"The 27-year-old was diagnosed with the early stages of bowel cancer in August but has now completed his treatment, which proved successful.

“Everyone at the club would like to express their happiness at this fantastic news.

"Angus has shown tremendous courage and strength of character during the most challenging of periods.

Angus MacDonald will now look to return to action next year

"We would like to wish him and his family and friends a wonderful Christmas and we all look forward to seeing Angus back in and around the club."

Tigers chief Grant McCann said: “It’s brilliant. “To have had the second operation and received the news is tremendous.

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“We’re delighted for him. We just can’t wait for him to get back on the grass. For the foreseeable future he’ll be with the sports science team and physios to get him back in a routine.

“But we’re delighted for him because it must’ve been a tough time for him and his family.

“For him to come through it just shows you the mental strength and capabilities of him."

MacDonald with girlfriend Alexandra Burke earlier this year

MacDonald progressed through Reading's academy and had loan spells at Salisbury, Basingstoke, Torquay and AFC Wimbledon.

He later enjoyed permanent stints with Salisbury and Torquay before moving to Oakwell in August 2016.