The winger, 21, is again at Championship Inverness for a season-long mortgage after experiencing modifications galore on the Edinburgh membership since becoming a member of from ICT final summer time on a four-year deal.
Signed by Jack Ross for the Leith aspect a 12 months in the past, he has since been managed by Shaun Maloney, then loaned out in January to Derek McInnes at Kilmarnock, who went on to win the Championship title.
Daniel MacKay has a double goal with Caley Thistle after a 12 months of ups and downs since becoming a member of Hibs.
He then returned to Hibs, with Maloney now not in cost at Easter Street and new supervisor Lee Johnson rubber-stamped this 10-month mortgage change again to membership he made his debut for, aged 16.
Mackay stepped off the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Kelty Hearts in ICT’s Premier Sports activities Cup opener and was not far off with a searing shot earlier than George Oakley bagged the last-gasp winner.
On Tuesday night time, the wide-attacker is out to gun down Premiership hosts Livingston, who additionally acquired off to a profitable begin in Group G with a 3-2 win at League 2 staff Albion Rovers.
Mackay is clearly able to embrace this opportunity provided to him by ICT head coach Billy Dodds.
He stated: “I’m delighted to be again in acquainted environment and be again house in a way.
“It’s additionally a possibility for me to get again enjoying soccer once more. It has been a 12 months of ins and outs and probably not enjoying and having accidents, however I’m glad to be again.
“I need to simply kick on and assist this staff obtain its final purpose of profitable the league.”
Mackay admits the previous 12 months have been difficult. Nevertheless, he isn’t permitting himself to dwell on disappointments.
He stated: “It has been totally different. I loved it, however there have additionally been components I haven’t loved. That’s soccer.
“It’s good to get going once more with Inverness. It has been troublesome with 4 managers coming in. It’s laborious to show your self while you’ve not been enjoying.
“Hopefully at Inverness I can get again to the degrees I used to be at earlier than, and even transcend that, and hopefully I can put myself again within the thoughts of the supervisor at Hibs.”
And Mackay is giving himself a targets goal for his time again north as he’ll be desirous to get off the mark in opposition to Livi. He scored 9 targets for Inverness in 2020-21.