BOOST FOR COVE AS REDFORD AND SCOTT AGREE NEW DEALS AHEAD OF FIRST SEASON IN LEAGUE TWO
EXPERIENCE: Martin ‘Jimmy’ Scott.
LOYAL: Alan Redford.
COVE Rangers are delighted to confirm experienced duo Alan Redford and Martin ‘Jimmy’ Scott have agreed new deals with the club.
Defender Alan, who is now heading into his 10th season as a Cove player, has signed on for at least one more year.
The 38-year-old, who joined Cove from Huntly in 2010, said: “Getting a new deal was brilliant on the back of helping the club get promoted.
“I’ve always dreamed of maybe playing at SPFL level some day so I’m grateful to the management team and the club for offering me the opportunity to do that.
“I’m expecting the competition for places to be fiercer than it has ever been since I came to the club but I’m up for that challenge.
“Next season really can’t come quickly enough.”
Former Hibs and Ross County striker has also agreed to remain with the club for next season.
The 33-year-old, who also played for Raith Rovers, Arbroath, Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath, originally joined the club in March on a short term deal
“I said when I arrived my hope was that I would do enough to convince the manager that I’m worth keeping about for a bit longer, so I’m absolutely delighted,” said Jimmy, who will continue to commute from his home in Livingston to play for Cove.
“I’ve loved every minute I have been with Cove so far.
“It’s a great club and the dressing room is one of the most united I’ve ever been a part of, the rest of the lads have made me feel really welcome.”
Cove co-manager Graeme Mathieson said: “We are very happy that both players have chosen to remain with us.
“We could see that Jimmy was a real asset to us as at soon as he arrived at the club.
“He gives us something different up front and has fitted in well with the rest of the lads.
“Alan is one of the most experienced members of the squad and helped bring a lot of success to Cove over the last few seasons.
“He will have a big role to play next season because he can play anywhere across the back four.”