Derby County could be thinking of an approach for Scottish Premier League striker, Billy McKay. The 24 year-old striker has been in sparkling form this season with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, scoring 11 goals from 15 appearances so far.
The former Northampton goalscorer has been on the Rams shopping list for a while but Nigel Clough stated recently that there will be no further transfer deals during the New Year window, so doubt hangs over the validity of the interest in McKay, although his scoring rate of one goal in every three played must be of interest to the Rams and other leading Championship clubs.
Cally Thistles manager, Terry Butcher has also stated he hopes that McKay will stay with the club and sign an improved contract deal rather than returning to England. Other clubs mentioned with interest in the striker are Championship rivals Millwall, the London club now sits in sixth place in the Championship table and four points ahead of the Rams.Billy McKay (Inverness Caledonian Thistle) information Date of birth Saturday, 22nd October 1988 Height 5ft 6in Place of birth Corby, England Weight 10st 9lb International Position Striker Comments Squad No. 21 Recent career history by club (1999 onwards) TeamDebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds Inverness Caledonian Thistle 27 Aug 2011 34 (10) 14 1 0 Northampton Town 08 Aug 2009 60 (24) 16 2 0 Recent career history by season (1999 onwards) SeasonFirst App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds 2012/2013 04 Aug 2012 15 (5) 11 1 0 2011/2012 27 Aug 2011 19 (5) 3 0 0 2010/2011 07 Aug 2010 30 (11) 8 2 0 2009/2010 08 Aug 2009 30 (13) 8 0 0
Total appearances 94 (+ 34 as sub); Goals 30; Yellow cards 3; Red cards 0
Source: Derby County-Mad