10 July 2010

Billy McKay

Name: William McKay
Born: 22 October 1988, Corby (England)
Height: 5.09 ft / 1.75 m
Weight:
Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full (2013-date), 7 Under-21 Caps (2008-2010), Under-20, Under-18.
Honours: (with Inverness) Scottish League Cup Runner-Up 2013/14.
Awards: SPL Player of the Month November 2012; SPFL Player of the Month September 2013.

Club Career:
Teams .......... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- --League-- -FACup- FL Cup Other
Leicester City.. 07/08-08/09 ..2005 Youth ..0 (0)/ 0
Hinckley United. 07/08 ..... Jan-08 .Loan (Conference North)
Northampton Town 09/10-10/11 Jul-09 .Free .53(21)/13 .2(1)/1 5(0)/2 0(2)/0
Inverness C.T. . 11/12-14/15 Jul-11 .Free 110(11)/54 11(0)/6 9(0)/2
Wigan Athletic . 14/15- date Jan-15 £150k
Dundee United .. 15/16 ..... Aug-15 .Loan .28 (1)/12 .4(0)/1 2(0)/0
Oldham Athletic. 16/17 ..... Jul-16 .Loan
Inverness C.T. . 16/17 ..... Jan-17 .Loan
Ross County .... 17/18- date Jul-17 Undis

Seasonal Record:
Season
Club
TOTAL
League
FA Cup
League Cup
Other
Div
St
Sb
Gl
St
Sb
Gl
St
Sb
Gl
St
Sb
Gl
St
Sb
Gl
09/10
10/11
11/12
12/13
13/14
14/15
14/15
15/16
15/16
16/17
Northampton
Northampton
Inverness
Inverness
Inverness
Inverness
Wigan Ath.
Wigan Ath.
Dundee Utd
Oldham Ath.
30
30
19
40
46
25
1
0
34
-
(13)
(11)
(5)
(5)
(0)
(1)
(8)
(2)
(1)
-
8
8
3
27
22
10
0
0
13
-
29
24
17
33
38
22
1
0
28
-
(11)
(10)
(5)
(5)
(0)
(1)
(8)
(1)
(1)
-
8
5
3
23
18
10
0
0
12
-
0
2
2
3
4
2
-
-
4
-
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
-
-
(0)
-
0
1
0
3
3
0
-
-
1
-
1
4
-
4
4
1
-
0
2
-
(0)
(0)
-
(0)
(0)
(0)
-
(1)
(0)
-
0
2
-
1
1
0
-
0
0
-
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
(1)
(1)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
FL2
FL2
SPL
SPL
SPFLP
SPFLP
FLC
FL1
SPFLP
EFL1
TOTAL
225
(46)
91
192
(42)
79
17
(1)
8
16
(1)
4
0
(2)
0
-

Biography:
Young striker who came through the ranks at Leicester, impressing for their academy and reserve teams. Promoted to the Foxes' firstteam squad in April 2008 he never made a senior appearance and was released at the end of the 2008/09 season. He joined Northampton that summer after a successful trial and made his league debut on the opening day of the season, starting in a 0-0 home draw against Macclesfield. He scored his first goal in a 3-0 win after coming on as a substitute at Accrington Stanley on 18th August and became a regular starter and goalscorer from Christmas onwards. On 22nd September 2010 he scored against Liverpool at Anfield as Northampton won a Carling Cup tie on penalties. On his release by Northampton in the summer of 2011 he joined SPL side, Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Capped seven times at Under-21 level, he made his debut during a mini tournament in Ukraine in August 2008.

A rich vein of form early in the 2012/13 season saw McKay called up to the senior squad for the first time against Azerbaijan in November 2012, though he remained an unused sub. His goals for Inverness, including a winner against Celtic, earned him the SPL Player of the Month award for November. He earned his first cap as a substitute in a low-key friendly draw with Malta in February 2013. By mid-March he had become the first Northern Ireland player to score twenty goals in an SPL season.

McKay continued his good form into the 2013/14 season, claiming the September SPFL Player of the Month award. That season he aided Caley to their first major final, only to suffer the disappointment of seeing his penalty saved in a shoot-out defeat by Aberdeen in the League Cup. Mid-way through 2014/15, with his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign, Caley cashed in on McKay, selling him to Wigan for a fee of around £150,000.

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(Roy Cathcart)
Northern Ireland Full Cap Details:
06-02-2013 Malta..... A D 0-0 FR. sub
10-09-2013 Luxembourg A L 2-3 WCQ sub
11-10-2013 Azerbaijan A L 0-2 WCQ sub
still active.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
19-08-2008 Poland.... N L 0-1 MT. sub
20-08-2008 Ukraine... A L 1-4 MT
05-09-2008 Germany... A L 0-3 ECQ sub
08-09-2009 Iceland... H L 2-6 ECQ
13-10-2009 Iceland... A L 1-2 ECQ sub
02-03-2010 San Marino A W 3-0 ECQ

07-09-2010 Germany .. A L 0-3 ECQ

Summary: 4(3)/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 6.

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