Rams hon­our Mackay

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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.

PIC­TURE: Andy Clarke

TRIB­UTE: Kevin Hec­tor, left, and Roy McFar­land ad­mire the statue

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