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Jamie Mackie

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Biography

Date of birth

22/09/1985

Signed

08/08/2014

Country

Scotland

Beginning his senior career with Wimbledon in 2003, Mackie then played for MK Dons before signing a contract with Exeter City in 2005.

He’s crowning moment with the Grecians came during the 2007/08 season. A first team regular within the Conference side, discovering his eye for goal the 22-year-old found the net nine times in ten appearances – such form led to a transfer to Plymouth Argyle that February.

A Championship player with the Pilgrims for two-and-a-half seasons, Mackie equated 84(+18) appearances and scored 16 times. Upon their relegation from the second tier, he left Home Park to sign a four-year deal with Queen’s Park Rangers in 2010.

He scored on his debut in a 4-0 win against Barnsley, going on to record ten goals in 30 appearances, playing in a wide right role as QPR ended the season as victors of the Championship.

Mackie’s first crack at top flight football led to seven goals, including the winner at Loftus road when Rangers came from 2-0 down to beat Liverpool 3-2, and on the final day of the season in that dramatic title decider against to-be champions Manchester City.

In July 2013 he signed for Nottingham Forest on a three-year-deal, the fee believed to be around the £1 million mark.

He became a regular in his first season at the City Ground making 39 appearances, but the arrival of forward players Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio in the summer meant that his first team opportunities would become limited.

For the 2014/15 season Mackie joined the Royals on a season-long loan deal. He made his bow to the fans in our second home fixture of the campaign against Huddersfield, replacing Nick Blackman as a 64th minute substitute.

He scored six goals during his time in Berkshire, with the first coming against Rotherham in November. He also scored our winner against Ipswich, a brace to defy Brighton, and the third goal in our FA Cup replay against Bradford to ensure a quarter-final spot at Wembley.

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