McGrath’s career began as a youth player with Kidderminster Harriers, before joining Redditch as a trainee in 2005. He’d return to Aggborough towards the end of the 2005/06 season, initially signing a one year deal. His return saw McGrath make an immediate impact in the Harrier side and with Football League clubs taking an interest in the midfielder, Kidderminster extended his deal by a further two years in 2007.
Unfortunately for both club and player, the following two seasons would see Michael struggling with a mix of injuries and loss of form. Ultimately he was sent on loan to Worcester City in the 2008/09 season, in order to gain some match practice.
After a trial with Oxford United, McGrath would cross the Irish Sea in February of that year to join Republic of Ireland side Galway United. He made twenty appearances for the Tribesmen before joining league rivals Sligo Rovers in July 2007, where he’d make a further four appearances.
December 2009 saw McGrath return to England where he returned to former club Redditch, where he’d play the remainder of the 2009/10 season and secured a deal for the following campaign. Three months into the 2010/11 season he left the Valley Stadium and joined Halesowen Town, where he made twenty appearances before finishing the season with Evesham United.
McGrath returned to the Yeltz for the 2011/12 season and made twenty two appearances, drawing the attention of AFC Telford United who took the player on trial the next summer. He played one game for the Bucks, against Market Drayton Town, before being released.
Returning in 2014 he linked up with Stourport Swifts, but the season saw the midfielder moving back and forth between Swifts and their Midland Alliance rivals Alvechurch, before he made the step back up into the Evo-Stik Premier League in the summer of 2015, joining Rushall Olympic.
After four months at Rushall, McGrath stepped down a level to join Stratford Town, before a summer move to Hednesford.
Mike has now been involved with the setup at Edgar Street since his move from Alvechurch in 2016. The 32-year-old midfielder possesses great passing ability as well as a keen eye for goal.