The Highland fling that is Daniel Mackay last week sealed a move to the capital to join Hibernian with the Hibs supporters joyous with the move.
What can Hibs supporters expect to see from the winger who exposed Championship defences last term and delivered an exceptional performance in a 3-1 Highland derby win over Ross County last month?
It was enough for Hibernian & Jack Ross to be sniffing around the winger who made their move for the 20 year old winger earlier in the month before completion of the deal late last week.
Mackay, for starters is lightning quick, and speed terrifies defenders who will look to have an early impact on the Hibs supporters who are blessed with a strong fanbase.
The winger works hard out of possession, but he also shows an asset when in possession always looking to get on the front foot & become a dangerman to opposition defences.
Speed is a very high commodity to have and uses that to his advantage, he is still learning but he is developing his game season upon season having grown through the youth academy at Inverness.
Hibs are a side that play on the front foot & like to attack opposition defences with Jack Ross using the blend of youth & experience well with Josh Doig having a successful campaign in Leith having been out on loan at Queens Park last term.
One thing that Hibs fans will be craving both short & long-term is success in the cups which will be a primary target for Ross. There were calls for the former Sunderland boss to be given his marching orders following cup semi-final defeats to Hearts & St Johnstone respectively.
Hibs, of course are in cup-final action this Saturday hosting St Johnstone to win the coveted Scottish Cup which would be a huge weight off Jack Ross’s back, he has the chorus of a good squad with decent foundations at present.
Indeed, going back onto Daniel Mackay & the winger planted his seeds in a loan deal at Elgin City last term which was a stepping stone to the Easter Road move.
His deal at Borough Briggs was cut short due to COVID-19 however he had a terrific partnership with Kane Hester & Shane Sutherland, the latter now at Inverness Caley Thistle.
Elgin, in recent times has been a good stomping ground for youngsters to ply their trade before progressing, there’s Zander Clark at St Johnstone who’s famous for scoring headers at Ibrox & Bruce Anderson at Aberdeen.
Mackay is the latest prodigy to come through the Highland corridors which possessed Ryan Christie not long ago who’s now an influential player at Celtic. Hibs is the perfect opportunity for the winger to kick on again because of their strategy & philosophy.