Sky Sports Scout reports on young forward Jack McKay
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Last Updated: 21/10/14 5:24pm
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NAME: Jack McKay
AGE: 17 (19th November, 1996)
BORN: Glasgow, Scotland
CLUB: Doncaster Rovers
FACTS:Named club's Academy Player of the Year in 2013
Sky Sports Scout Ratings:
0-10 - No hoper
11-20 - Should look elsewhere
21-30 - Might not make it
31-40 - Has work to do
41-50 - Keep an eye on him
51-60 - Great prospect
61-70 - On his way to the top
71-80 - Already World-class
The latest player to be spotlighted is prolific striker Jack McKay.
The scout reports...
After earning rave reviews at Doncaster Rovers, we take a close look at exciting young forward Jack McKay.
The 17-year-old is highly-regaded at Doncaster and is rated as one of the best young prospects to come through their ranks.
McKay was named Academy Player of the Year last year after scoring an impressive 26 goals and he has continued his prolific form in front of goal this term with 15 goals so far this season.
McKay is also something of a YouTube sensation after scoring a stunning solo goal for Doncaster Rovers' Development side in the 3-1 win over Hartlepool United earlier this month.
The 6ft 3in striker's red-hot form has alerted clubs higher up the football pyramid with a host of Premier League and Championship clubs sending scouts to watch McKay in action.
It is not only on the club scene that McKay is in-demand as there is a three-way tug-of-war for his services on the international stage.
McKay qualifies for Scotland, England and the Republic of Ireland and all three countries are battling it out to convince the player to pledge his international allegiance to their team.
McKay's twin brother Paul, who is a talented central defender, is also at Doncaster and is also tipped for a bright future at the Keepmoat Stadium.
It is not surprising that McKay is knocking on the first-team door at Doncaster and it might not be long before the twins are lining up together in Paul Dickov's side.
Accomplished on the ball, Poole relies on a great deal on his athleticism, and it is his ability on the ball and to score goals at a prolific rate that is thought to have initially attracted potential suitors.
The 17-year-old is equally adept in the air as well as on the ground and the two-footed forward has shown he is a natural goalscorer in front of goal.
McKay is far from the finished article as yet, but he possesses all the attributes and desire to go all the way to play at the highest level for club and country in the future.
The scout says...
An outstanding prospect, who has developed in a very short space of time. Very much one to watch and already Premier League and Championship clubs are chasing his signature.
The Scout rating...
Shooting: 8 out of 10
Passing: 7 out of 10
Tackling: 6 out of 10
Heading: 8 out of 10
Pace: 8 out of 10
Vision: 6 out of 10
Current ability: 6 out of 10
Potential ability: 9 out of 10
OVERALL SCOUT RATING: 58/80
Current value: £500,000
Potential value: £5million
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