LEIGHTON MCINTOSH is relishing the challenge of proving himself in the National League and he hopes to be the prolific striker that Wrexham crave.

The 26-year-old, who can also play as a winger, has signed a one-year deal at The Racecourse after leaving Scottish League One side Airdrie.

Having started his career at Dundee, McIntosh had prolific spells with Peterhead and Arbroath before signing for Airdrie last summer, and he finished the 2018-19 campaign as the club's top scorer with 17 goals.

But McIntosh is looking forward to a fresh challenge with Wrexham, who are preparing for a 12th season in the fifth tier.

"I am delighted to be here," said McIntosh.

"It is a great opportunity for myself and a different environment coming down from Scotland.

"I am well up for the challenge and just looking forward to getting started.

"I always want to challenge myself more each season. I had a good season last year so I feel like this could be the perfect progression to try and challenge myself even more.

"I have stayed focussed throughout my career looking for an opportunity like this so when it comes around you want to try and take it the best as you can, and hopefully I will be able to do that."

On how the move to Wrexham materialised, McIntosh added: "It was just over the past couple of weeks.

"At the end of the season, I was out of contract and you are always speaking to a few clubs here and there.

"When I heard of the interest from Wrexham I was really interested.

"Looking for an opportunity to come down south, it was always going to be a good one and I thought I would try and pursue it as much as I could, and here I am."

Despite challenging for promotion last season, Wrexham only scored 58 goals in 46 league games as Shaun Pearson, Akil Wright, Fondop and Stuart Beavon all struck six times to share the leading scorer award.

McIntosh hopes to be the striker than can address the Reds' shortage of goals.

"The manager said about bringing something different to the team which I feel like I can add," said McIntosh.

"Obviously I know that Wrexham need a striker that can consistently get goals so hopefully I can be the striker that can do that."

But McIntosh insists he has a lot more to offer than just scoring goals.

"First and foremost, goals I can bring goals to the team," he added.

"I've had a good goal record the past couple of seasons so I am looking to continue that with Wrexham.

"I am athletic striker so I like to go in behind but I can also hold it in and things like that.

"I think I offer more than one dimension to the team which some teams might struggle to play against so I am hopefully going to bring something new."