The influx of new attacking talent coming into Sixfields this summer has forced one of the old faces to seek employment elsewhere as Billy McKay unfortunately decided yesterday to call time on his Cobblers career. You can see the logic behind the decision after Bayo Akinfenwa’s return alongside the arrival of Jake Robinson and the already in place Shaun Harrad and Tadhg Purcell meaning that McKay would have a hell of a job on his hands to be playing first team football each and every week.
It’s a shame to see him go because you never saw him shirk any responsibilities in a Town shirt and an injury near to the start of Gary Johnson’s reign a few months back. We saw the best of the former Leicester man when he was paired with Akinfenwa two years ago but a season of struggle on and off the pitch had dropped him down the pecking order at the start of this summer.
It’s a testament to the character of the player, whose finest moment came when he scored the first equaliser at Anfield last September, that when told he wasn’t going to be a first choice striker he decided to seek out another opportunity. It appears that he has something lined up and I only wish him the best. I still believe McKay has a massive chance of making it if played with the right strike partner and his work rate alone will be an asset to most League Two sides.
Best of luck Billy, just don’t come back and score against us!