The 21-year-old, who can assault on the wings or by means of the center, has accomplished the transfer again to the Highlands only a few days after it appeared he was set for a short lived swap to ICT’s Championship rivals Raith Rovers.
One other second-tier membership, Ayr United, and now League 1 facet Dunfermline Athletic had been additionally eager to land the teenager for his or her 2022/23 marketing campaign, however he favoured a mortgage transfer again north.
Daniel Mackay has sealed a season-long mortgage transfer again to his former membership, Caley Thistle from Premiership facet Hibernian.
Information of the younger gun’s potential homecoming went down effectively with Caley Jags followers as hypothesis grew on Thursday evening.
The starlet, who got here by means of the youth system at Inverness, loved an honest begin to his skilled profession, taking part in 57 instances between 2017 and 2021, scoring 12 targets.
His profession kicked off as a 16-year-old with Caley Thistle and he additionally set the report as their youngest-ever league goalscorer at 16 years and 171 days.
His elegant run and end in opposition to Ross County in a 3-1 Scottish Cup win in Dingwall remains to be effectively remembered by Inverness followers.
Final summer season, Mackay’s constant type prompted the-then Hibs supervisor Jack Ross to make his transfer and a four-year deal was agreed for an undisclosed price.
Since then, Ross has been sacked and is now the Dundee United supervisor, and Shaun Maloney’s quick spell in cost at Easter Street noticed him changed by Lee Johnson.
Mackay doesn’t seem like within the new supervisor’s quick plans and this mortgage transfer to Inverness seems like a sound transfer.
All in, the participant has simply performed six instances for the Hibees, however will now hope to make his subsequent Caley Thistle look in opposition to Kelty Hearts in Saturday’s Premier Sports activities Cup opener.
Mackay was an opponent of Caley Thistle final season when he was on mortgage at Derek McInnes’ title-clinchers Kilmarnock and arrange a Kyle Lafferty winner in opposition to the perimeters in January.
Throughout his 2020/21 season at Caley Thistle, Mackay gained the supporters’ and gamers’ younger participant of the 12 months awards.
The wing ace is the second former Caley Jags participant to have returned to the Caledonian Stadium, with striker George Oakley signing a two-year deal earlier this week.