Published: 23/03/2017 10:00 - Updated: 23/03/2017 10:24

Future's still up in the air for Nairn's Wayne Mackintosh

Written byJamie Durent

Players past and present turned out for Wayne Mackintosh.
Players past and present turned out for Wayne Mackintosh.

WAYNE Mackintosh still has a good few years left in him – if he decides to extend his Nairn County career.

The Nairn skipper is out of contract at the end of the season and is undecided about his future, owing to his work commitments as a self-employed joiner.

Mackintosh had his testimonial game against a Select XI last weekend, scoring in the first half for Nairn before playing the second half alongside his former team-mates in a 3-3 draw.

Despite being 29, Mackintosh has played over 300 times for the Wee County over 13 years and should he decide to carry on, his body would have no problems holding up.

He said: "I’ve got another few years left in me if I decide to carry on. I’m definitely capable – I just need to make a decision for myself and the family.

"I haven’t felt this good physically since I was 17 – I managed two games in two days last weekend.

"I’m not really any closer to deciding. I’m going to see out the season and see what happens. The club have had a look at insurance policies for me, so the ball is in my court."

Mackintosh opened the scoring for Nairn, which was countered before the break by goals from Willie Barron and an Alan Pollock penalty.

Glenn Main levelled for Nairn on the hour and Gary Kerr flipped the game in their favour five minutes later.

However it was not enough for the win, with Steven Sanderson turning home Adam Naismith’s cross to ensure the game finished level.

Mackintosh added: "Credit to the club for offering me a testimonial – I’m delighted to have one. It’s a big achievement to play for 13 years for the same club and I’m not 30 yet."

"I couldn’t have asked for a better turnout from both sides and there was a good support too."

Nairn crushed to a 7-1 derby defeat at Forres Mechanics on Wednesday and they won't return to action until a week on Saturday when they host Huntly.

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