A one-legged Dundee United fan who scored a dream goal at Tannadice is now in the running for the SPFL’s coveted Goal of the Month award for November.
Tommy McKay, who walks with the aid of crutches, wowed the crowd during the half-time interval of Dundee United’s league game with Dunfermline last month when he sent a superb lob over Tangerines keeper Brett Long.
It might have only been half-time entertainment, but the stunning 20-yard chip during the McEwan Fraser Legal challenge was one that will live long in the memory of the 6,000 or so fans in attendance and the thousands who have since viewed the footage online.
And now the SPFL have acknowledged Tommy’s efforts, shortlisting him for the November Goal of the Month prize.
Tommy, who had his leg amputated at the age of nine, is up against one of his favourites, actual Dundee United player Scott Fraser, while also shortlisted are Aberdeen’s Jayden Stockley, Celtic’s Tom Rogic, Rangers’ Joe Dodoo, Hamilton’s Ali Crawford, Hibs and former Dundee striker Martin Boyle, and Sean Dickson from Stirling Albion.
Members of the public can vote on social media for their favourite, and already Tommy’s strike looks to be the clear front-runner.
Indeed, fans of different clubs – including United’s arch rivals Dundee – have already indicated on Facebook and Twitter their support for Tommy.