REDS READY TO GIVE HIS ALL IN QUEST FOR PROMOTION WITH COVE RANGERS
COVE Rangers defender Alan Redford says he will be doing all he can to help the club finally make the step up to the Scottish Professional Football League.
The 38-year-old is the oldest member of the first team squad at Balmoral Stadium, so knows time is running out of he hopes to play in the SPFL his beloved Cove.
Not that Alan is thinking of hanging up his boots quite yet, despite his age he is still one of the fittest and most valued players at Cove.
But he admitted he's hoping Cove - who would need to win the Breedon Highland League and also a series of play-offs to gain promotion into League Two - make the step up sooner rather than later.
Cove resume their title quest when they take on Keith at Balmoral Stadium tomorrow, 3pm.
"It would be nice to bow out with Cove finally playing in the SPFL," said Alan.
"Not winning promotion last season was one of the biggest disappointments of my career (Cove lost 3-2 on aggregate to Cowdenbeath in the play-offs).
"Helping Cove eventually make the step up is one of my biggest motivations, especially after what happened to us down at Cowdenbeath.
the League Two side stayed up courtesy of a controversial late winner in the second leg at Central Park).
"We would obviously have to win the Highland League again first and all of us will be bursting a gut to achieve that this season.
"I know my chances of being part of the side that finally makes history for Cove by going up decrease as each year goes by.
"I would also like it happen while I'm still part of the starting team, rather than just a squad member acting as backup.
"It's why I doubt if there will be anyone trying harder than me this season to help Cove get there.
"If we can do it I would hope being part of that side would earn me at least one year of seeing what it's like to play in the SPFL for Cove as well."
YOU can read the full interview with Cove Rangers defender Alan Redford in the programme for the Keith match, which will be on sale at Balmoral Stadium tomorrow.