SIGNED | Forward Leighton McIntosh Signs For Wrexham AFC

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 31 May 2019

Key Facts

  • Leighton McIntosh will join Wrexham AFC on a one-year deal
  • Leighton most recently played in the SPFL League One at Airdrieonians where he finished 2018-19 as top scorer
  • Wrexham AFC will submit a request for International Clearance

Wrexham AFC are delighted to announce the signing of Leighton McIntosh on a one-year deal.  

A Dundee native, the 26-year-old came through the youth system at Dundee in Scotland before turning out for Montrose, Peterhead, UMF Selfoss, Arbroath and then Airdrieonians last season.

Standing at 6 foot 1, Leighton can operate as a central striker or a wide-man.

He made 34 appearances for the Scottish League One club last season scoring 17 goals along the way capping his season off with a hat-trick against Stranraer.

Leighton, who has made three Scotland Under 19’s appearances scoring once against Wales finished the 2018-19 season as Airdrieonians’ top scorer, while also making the SPFL team of the week after a brace against champions elect Arbroath in April.

Bryan Hughes and Leighton McIntosh

Leighton’s goal record was attracting a lot of interest in Scotland and beyond, so manager Bryan Hughes is delighted to capture his signature at the earliest opportunity.

After an earlier medical, Leighton’s deal with Wrexham AFC will be concluded tomorrow morning when his current deal ends. The club will submit the necessary paperwork and apply for international clearance in due course. 

Leighton McIntosh

On signing, Leighton commented: “It’s a really good opportunity for me to come down here and I’m over the moon. It’s a new challenge for me coming down from Scotland and I’m really looking forward to getting started.

“I can play out wide or through the middle as a striker and I like to get on the end of the last defender. I’m sure I can cause a lot of problems for opposition.”

When asked about what he adds to the squad he said: “First and foremost I hope to add goals to the team. I have a good goal record over the past few seasons and I’m here to continue that.

“I feel that I can bring several extra dimensions to the team, I can go in behind, hold the ball up and bring an unpredictability for defenders.”

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