Today's Michael Mackay Talking Points
Michael Mackay (born 11 October 1982) is an English professional footballer.
He made the move to Durham City from Birtley Town, where he scored prolifically, with 29 goals in his first season. He scored 30 goals before moving to Consett.
Mackay scored 43 goals in the first half of the 2006/7 season, which tempted Hartlepool to sign him in February 2007.
Mackay scored his first league goal for Hartlepool United on 2 October against Carlisle United, and then scored another goal in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against Lincoln City on 9 October, a week after scoring his first. Mackay signed a new contract with the club in the summer of 2009.
On 3 August 2009, Mackay signed for Gateshead on loan for six months, making his debut in a 0–3 defeat to Histon five days later. Mackay scored his first goal for Gateshead the following week in a 1–2 defeat to Luton Town.
In May 2011, he was not offered a new contract by Hartlepool, along with nine other players from the 2010/11 squad.Close