We are delighted to announce the signing of Wayne Mackintosh.
The 34-year-old former captain of the club returns to Station Park on a contract until the end of the season.
Manager Ronnie Sharp said: “Wayne will bring some great qualities to our squad and we are excited about having him back at the club after five years away.
“He is an energetic player in the middle of the park, which is something we have been lacking in a lot of games so far this season. He is a leader and has been around the Highland League a long time and played at the very top end of the league over a sustained period of time too.
“We have been keeping a close eye on Wayne’s fitness as he has not played a great deal of football this calendar year and we will continue to monitor how he progresses in training but he is determined to be ready to play as soon as possible.”
Director of Football, Graeme Macleod, said: “Wayne needs no introduction having come through our youth system and played with us from 2004 until 2017 in his first spell.
“Wayne has come in as our Under-18s Head Coach in recent months and will continue to fulfil that role as well as playing with our First Team and we will support him as much as we can to ensure that arrangement works – we are conscious of how important it is for the players in that age group to receive quality and consistent coaching.
“Wayne underwent knee surgery a couple of months ago and we have been keeping tabs on his rehabilitation. He has been making good progress and is on the verge of being able to make a return to playing. He played 45 minutes as a trialist for the Reserves a couple of weeks ago and came through that unscathed, so the signs are good.
“We are delighted to bring Wayne and also Paul Macleod back to the club because not only are they two quality and experienced players, they automatically come with a great deal of passion for the club and are desperate to do well for Nairn County. I would also like to extend my thanks to the Board for facilitating these two new signings today and the additional of Stephen Rennie yesterday.”
Wayne debuted for the club as a 16-year-old in March 2004 in a North of Scotland Cup tie against Inverness CT. He played in North of Scotland Cup final winning teams in 2005 and 2009 as well as lifting the 2011 Highland League (Morganti) Cup.
After 333 appearances and 25 goals for the club, Wayne moved on to Formartine United in 2017 where he won Highland League (Morganti) and Aberdeenshire Cups in his first season. He added the Aberdeenshire Shield in 2018/19 before moving on from the Pitmedden club following a short loan spell at Clachnacuddin.
Wayne spent last season at Rothes, where he claimed the third North of Scotland Cup winners’ medal of his career after the Speysiders defeated Brora Rangers in the final.
Wayne is available to sponsor for the rest of the season – email email@example.com or message us on Social Media if you are interested.
Image by Kenny Macleod Photography.