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Wrexham AFC Player Profiles

Posted 7th January 2017 at 03:50 pm

Experienced striker McLeod signed for Wrexham in January 2017 under the new Dean Keates regime.

A product of the academy at Derby County, he signed professional terms with the Rams in 2002. He made his senior debut at the age of 17 in a 1-0 win over Ipswich Town. Just after he turned 18 he scored his first senior goal in a 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

A young McLeod would go on to score another three league goals for Derby before a loan spell with Sheffield United and signing permanently for the first season of the new MK Dons. The 20-year old would make 135 appearances in three years scoring a total of 60 league goals before joining Championship side Charlton Athletic.

He struggled for goals at the Valley netting just four in three years, and was subsequently loaned out to Colchester United, Millwall and and Peterborough United.

In 2010 he joined Barnet where he found his rhythm again bagging 36 goals in 83 appearances in England’s fourth tier.

In 2012 financially stricken Portsmouth came calling where McLeod would spend half a season under Michael Appleton. McLeod scored 11 goals to finish the clubs top goal scorer before leaving Pompey who were in administration for a second spell with MK Dons.

A further two years and eleven goals for the forward came before a brief loan with Northampton Town and spells with Crawley Town, Yeovil Town and Corby.

In January 2017 he was snapped up until the end of the season by Dean Keates, making his debut in a 2-1 win over Woking less than 24 hours after signing and scoring his first goal, a superb strike against North Ferriby United in a 1-0 win.

Career History