McIntosh striving for success

Buxton FC manager Martin McIntosh
Buxton FC manager Martin McIntosh
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Buxton manager Martin McIntosh is hoping the club can continue to move forward in 2014, after making good strides in the past year.

The Bucks have made continual progress since the arrival of McIntosh in February 2012, and look well-poised for a play-off push this campaign.

The club head into the new year on the fringes of the top five in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

The Scot, who signed a contract extension earlier this season that ensured he will be at the Silverlands until the end of the 2015/16 season, remains positive about what the coming year has to offer.

McIntosh told the Advertiser: “I just hope we can continue in the manner we have been doing.

“People outside the club, looking in, often say how good a club this is and I believe that reflects on the hard work of the staff, the board and the players.

“If the club can progress how it has been then that would be brilliant.”

The Bucks boss says he is hard at work trying to bring in two signings in time for Saturday’s home clash against Rushall Olympic.

Meanwhile, Buxton loanee Otis Khan is celebrating after being offered a professional contract by parent club Sheffield United.

Khan, aged 18, was one of five youngsters to be handed a deal after impressing the coaching staff at the League One club.

United’s academy manager Nick Cox said: “We are obviously extremely proud of the five boys. This is a reminder that our club provides great opportunities for young players to develop. Something that not all clubs can boast.”

McIntosh commented: “Otis has done really well for us when he’s come on. He’s a fantastic talent and that’s been shown by the fact United have offered him this deal.”