Age: 26 years, 6 months
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Nationality: Northern Ireland
Michael played for Derry City's reserve side in the Ulster Senior League in 2012 and also made his league debut for the first team that year, coming on as a late substitute in the league game against UCD at Belfield on 6 July 2012. He made 5 league appearances in his debut season and added 23 more in 2013. He scored his first league goal in the 1-0 win away to Shelbourne on 8 June 2013 and then scored both goals in the EA Cup 2-0 win over Bohemians in July.
Michael stayed with Derry for the 2014 season and went on to enjoy a goal-scoring year, notching up eleven goals in 29 league appearances, including a hat-trick in a 6-1 win over UCD, as Derry finished eighth in the table. He also scored twice in four games during Derry's Europe campaign that season, grabbing goals in the 5-0 win over Aberystwyth and the 5-1 loss to Shaktyr Soligorsk. He also played in the FAI Cup Final, which Derry lost 2-0 to St Pats.
On 2 February 2015 Michael signed for Scottish giants Celtic. He spent two years at Parkhead without making a league appearance but he did enjoy two productive loan spells. He scored three times in 38 appearances for Alloa Athletic where he spent the 2015/16 season, and in six months at Dundee FC in the latter half of 2016 he scored once in 13 appearances. In January 2017 Michael prematurely ended his loan period at Dundee in order to facilitate a move away from Celtic to Dundalk. In January 2021, Michael re-signed with Dundalk on a one year deal.