Rams honour Mackay
THE memory of Dave Mackay will live on at Derby County after the club unveiled a statue of him at the iPro Stadium.
The Scot was signed by Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in 1968 and played a key role as the Rams won promotion to the top-flight in 1968-69. He also led Derby to the First Division title as manager in 1974-75.
The ex-Tottenham and Hearts midfielder passed away in March at the age of 80 and the Rams commissioned artist Andrew Edwards to produce a one-and-a quarter life-size statue of Mackay, which was revealed before a special event at the iPro Stadium in midweek.
The evening saw Derby celebrate the achievements of the Rams’ 1974-75 title winners and the 1975 Charity Shield success.
The likes of Bruce Rioch, David Nish, Alan Hinton, Roy McFarland, Archie Gemmill, Kevin Hector and Charlie George were all in attendance to see the statue unveiled by Isobel Mackay, the widow of the former Scotland international.
TRIBUTE: Kevin Hector, left, and Roy McFarland admire the statue