All at Sheffield United FC were saddened to hear of the sudden passing recently of former player Ian Mackenzie.
Rotherham-born Mackenzie joined the Blades in 1966 as a Junior before signing professional forms in June 1968, playing as either a defensive midfielder or centre half. He was highly regarded by his team mates and was viewed as a totally professional member of the squad at all times.
He competed with John Flynn for a shirt at a time when he and Eddie Colquhoun were very much the first-choice pairing, making most of his first team appearances between December 1971 and May 1973.
Mackenzie spent a spell out on loan at Southend United before joining Mansfield Town where he played a key role in the winning of the Third Division Championship in 1977.
After retiring from the game he ran a number of pubs before settling in the Lincoln area with his wife and three daughters. Our thoughts are with his wife, children and grandchildren at this sad time".
Ian Mackenzie - 53(4) appearances - 3 goals.