Antony Kay is a player who served Huddersfield Town well for the best part of three seasons during their quest to get out of League One.
Having originally joined the club from Tranmere Rovers, the utility man would go on to help the Terriers to get to the Championship after years of unsuccessful attempts as they won the 2012 play-off final and in all made over 100 appearances in a blue and white shirt.
Kay was largely used in midfield, however his more natural position was and still is centre back, which is something that proved to be his downfall at the Yorkshire club as the then manager Simon Grayson brought in the likes of Joel Lynch and Anthony Gerrard to supplement the defence in the summer of 2012, therefore seeing Kay deemed surplus to requirements.
It was a blow for the player having just helped the club into the Championship, however he didn’t have to wait too long before taking on a new challenge as he was quickly snapped up by League One MK Dons.
During his time in Buckinghamshire, the Barnsley born man would go on to help the Stadium MK side achieve promotion to the Championship for the first time in their short history and became a regular under Karl Robinson.
However he would go on to be released in the summer of 2016 after Milton Keynes suffered relegation back to League One after just one season in the second tier as they finished in 23rd.
He would then go on to sign for Bury, where he endured a spell to forget, which included a coming together between Kay and his then teammate Tom Soares as the Shakers were thrashed away to AFC Wimbledon 5-1.
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Bury did however go on to remain in League One, with Kay eventually securing a release from his contract with the club in order to sign for Port Vale in League Two.
He took in 70 games for the Valiants, along with being named captain by their then manager Michael Brown and would go on to carve out a new position for himself within the side as a holding midfielder.
However after featuring 33 times during the 2018/19 season, Kay was informed by the club that they would not be renewing his contract at Vale Park and was subsequently released.
Kay then took in a very short spell with Chorley Town in the National League, making four appearances before the campaign was curtailed due to Covid-19.
He now turns out for Bala Town in the Cymru Premier, for whom he has also featured for in the Europa League qualifying rounds as he continues to make a lasting impact on the game at the ripe old age of 39.
A utility player who has made an impact at virtually every club that he has been at, Kay certainly has a lot left in the tank as he enjoys the twilight stage of his seasoned career.