Dundee striker Leighton McIntosh is hoping that his loan move to Montrose as part of the transfer deal that took Martin Boyle to Dens Park will help him develop his game quicker than coming off the bench for the Dark Blues.
The 19-year-old has moved to Links Park on a temporary transfer, initially to January, and he made his debut at Hampden in the 2-2 draw with Queen’s Park on Saturday after only meeting his new colleagues just before the game.
McIntosh said, “The deal was only completed late on Friday night and I just met everyone before the game on Saturday. I need a run of games to progress my career and I was unlikely to get that in the SPL due to the competition for places.
“Being involved in the first team there is great but playing for 15 minutes here and there was not going to develop me as much as playing 90 minutes every week is.”
McIntosh added, “I have been involved in a few Scotland Under-19 games and hopefully, playing at Montrose and scoring a few goals for them will keep my name out there. I am hoping that this move will allow me to establish myself as a Dundee player when I go back.”