Dundee manager Jim McIntyre has opened up on his delight at securing Josh Todd on a pre-contract and admitted that he’s liked the winger for a while.

The 24-year-old has impressed at Queen of the South over the past year and McIntyre is excited to see him at Dens Park.

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Todd will join the Dee in the summer and McIntyre thinks he’s a bit different from what fans might expect.

“Josh Todd is a player I have liked for a while,” McIntyre told the Evening Telegraph.

“I went to watch him a couple of times before we played them and he did exceptionally well and then did really well in the game here at Dens.

23rd January 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Dundee; Dundee manager Jim McIntyre

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“I’m delighted we managed to do that so I’m looking forward to seeing him in the summer.

“He’s not a traditional winger that’ll hit the byline but he makes great runs beyond the strikers and he’s got a goal in him.”

Todd has signed a two-year deal with Dundee and will be hoping his new side can avoid falling into the Championship next season.

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McIntyre’s side are only one point from safety and are three points away from avoiding the playoffs so really need to turn things around.

Todd has scored six times in 30 appearances so far this season as Gary Naysmith’s Queen of the South sit seventh in the Championship.

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