Daniel Mackay joins Kilmarnock on loan as Hibs winger targets gametime

Hibs winger Daniel Mackay has joined Kilmarnock on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old has made just six appearances for the Easter Road side since joining in the summer from Inverness Caledonian Thistle with an ankle injury reducing his opportunities.

Mackay scored in a bounce game earlier this week but with Hibs well stocked in the final third the wideman now has a chance to rack up gametime at Rugby Park under the watchful eye of Derek McInnes.

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Speaking to Kilmarnock’s website Mackay said: “It’s a good opportunity for me to come to Kilmarnock with the goal of winning the league and hopefully I can help the team do that.

Loan switch: Daniel Mackay

“I’m happy that the manager was keen to bring me in and I can’t wait to get started now. I’m direct, quick and can score goals as well so hopefully I have all the ingredients to show the fans that I can do well on the park.”

Hibs are keen for Mackay to get more first-team experience and feel that by sending him to a club chasing promotion under a manager who has previously worked with and helped to mould younger players he will kick on ahead of his return to the Capital in the summer.

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Killie currently sit third in the Scottish Championship, two points off leaders Arbroath but with a game in hand. Mackay joins ex-Easter Road quartet Stephen McGinn, Fraser Murray, Jason Naismith, and Oli Shaw in Ayrshire.

Mackay trained with his new team-mates on Thursday morning and could make his debut for Kilmarnock in Friday night’s Scottish Championship meeting with fifth-placed Partick Thistle.

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