LEIGHTON MCINTOSH has been brought to Wrexham to score goals but the striker believes the huge Racecourse pitch will suit him if he plays in a wide role.

The 26-year-old became Reds' boss Bryan Hughes' first new signing when he penned a one-year deal after leaving Scottish League One club Airdrie, where he finished the 2018-19 campaign as the club's top scorer with 17 goals.

Hughes will be hoping McIntosh is the prolific striker Wrexham missed last season, although the frontman can also operate as a winger.

Should he find himself used on the flanks, McIntosh would relish playing on the large home surface.

"The ground here is amazing," said McIntosh.

"The pitch is very big too and the set-up is looking really good; perfect to concentrate on football and kick on.

"I wouldn't be short of space on the wing anyway! That is another role that I can slot into."

Wrexham secured a play-off spot for the first time in six years but the Reds lost 1-0 to Eastleigh in the eliminator and are preparing for a 12th season in non-league.

The competition will again be fierce for a place in the Football League but McIntosh is aiming to play his part in a promotion challenge.

"I have heard about how tricky it can be to get out of this division," said McIntosh.

"Small margins can mean going up or staying in the league.

"I am hopefully here to push us over the line and push for promotion."

After starting his career at Dundee, McIntosh had a prolific spell with Peterhead before joining Icelandic side UMF Selfoss.

Upon his return to Scotland, McIntosh played for Arbroath before signing for Airdrie last summer and he is looking forward to returning to full-time football with Wrexham.

"I started full-time when I made the breakthrough at Dundee so I know what it is all about," added McIntosh.

"There are a lot of part-time teams in Scotland and I went part-time after leaving Dundee but then back to full-time in Iceland.

"That was the last time I was full-time. I have been part-time since returning to Scotland but I am the type of lad who works on my fitness outside of football.

"Anyone who knows me will tell you I like to do a bit extra so I will thrive on being full-time."