LEIGHTON MCINTOSH hopes his experience of Scottish football will help secure a much-needed victory to end Wrexham's barren run.

Bryan Hughes' side are winless in five league games and tomorrow turn their attention to the Scottish Challenge Cup where they face Ayr United at The Racecourse.

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 before joining Wrexham in the summer.

Although McIntosh knows Scottish Championship high-fliers Ayr will be no pushovers, the striker feels it is a chance to pick up a morale-boosting win after Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Maidenhead extended the wait.

"I have been telling the boys what we can expect from Ayr," said McIntosh.

"From the last time I played against them, they looked a decent side; always held their own against bigger clubs and did well last season.

"But it is a good opportunity for us to get a win and try and pick up some momentum to go into the league.

"The fans will be disappointed that we didn't win on Tuesday so we will be looking for a cup win."

Ayr just missed out on promotion to the Scottish top-flight last season and when asked about the standard of the second tier, McIntosh added: "I think it depends on the team to be fair as there is quite a mixture.

"Ayr are at the top end of the table but from what I have seen with the quality here, I would back us to win.

"But it is all well looking at it on paper, we need to go out and actually do it.

"It might be a slightly different style to what we are used to so it might be tricky but especially on our home turf, we should be looking for the win."

McIntosh admits that Wrexham need a win to boost confidence levels following a tricky period that has seen the Reds take just three points from a possible 15.

"It is a chance to give boys minutes and to build confidence," added McIntosh.

"We need all the confidence we can get right now to take into the league so it is a good opportunity."

"We will take all the wins we can get and I wouldn't say we will be treating it lightly."