FORMER Macclesfield Town captain Fiacre Kelleher has joined Wrexham on a one-year deal.

The 24-year-old centre-back becomes Dean Keates' 10th new signing of the summer, giving the Reds' boss another defensive option.

Although he was under contract with Macclesfield for next season, Kelleher became a free agent when the Silkmen's relegation to the National League was confirmed last month.

Kelleher made 88 appearances for the Moss Rose outfit after joining them from Oxford United in the summer of 2018, initially on loan, 40 of them during the 2019-20 campaign.

Born in Cork, Ireland, Kelleher was a product of Celtic's academy and he had a loan spell with Peterhead before joining Oxford in June 2017.

A loan spell with Solihull Moors followed and Kelleher switched to Macclesfield on a temporary basis for 2018-19, making the move permanent when he was released by Oxford at the end of the season.

Kelleher watched from the stands as Wrexham beat Salford City XI at The Racecourse in today's pre-season friendly.

He told the official club website: “I’m delighted. I’m really positive about coming here.

“I spoke to the manager and I had a really good chat. I know a lot of the lads here already, I’ve played with a lot of them so I know the calibre of the squad.

“I’m finally getting back to playing football now, and I can get my head down and get back to what I enjoy doing.”