Mackie keen to complete comeback with victory over Spurs
Published 22:55 29/10/11 By Steve Stammers
Jamie Mackie’s arrival at White Hart Lane will be a fitting reward for his steely determination to overcome an injury that kept him out for six frustrating months.
The QPR striker served his apprenticeship in the old-fashioned way – non-league Leatherhead and through the divisions with Wimbledon, MK Dons, Exeter, Plymouth before reaching Loftus Road.
The rise and rise of 26-year-old Mackie came to a painful halt with a double-fracture of his leg in a collision with Blackburn’s Gael Givet in an FA Cup third round clash at Ewood Park in January.
Mackie calls it “ the worst day of my career”, but he has battled back valiantly and came on for the last 15 minutes in the 1-0 win over Chelsea last week.
“A win like that helps the self-belief,” said Mackie. “They are a top side – even with nine men, but you could see them getting riled.”
Mackie added: “I was a massive Tottenham fan when I was growing up, but there will be no divided loyalty today. Not at all. I want us to win. And if we do, afterwards I will be buzzing.”