COVE RANGERS COMPLETE SWOOP FOR FORMER PREMIERSHIP PLAYER HIGGINS

16/07/2019

COVE Rangers are delighted to confirm the signing of former Celtic, Kilmarnock and Dundee player Daniel Higgins.
The 21-year-old, whose versatility means he can play anywhere in defence or midfield, goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s Betfred League Cup clash with the Dark Blues at Balmoral Stadium.
Daniel played for manager Paul Hartley when he was the boss at Dens Park.
Paul said: “Daniel is a player I have the very highest regard for and he will be a huge asset to us.
“I handed him his first team debut against Hearts at Tynecastle and, even though he was still a young lad, Daniel was the man of the match.
“I brought him to Dundee from Celtic, so he’s had an excellent schooling in the game.
“Daniel also spent the last two years with Kilmarnock and played on loan at Airdrie and Stranraer last season, so has plenty of SPFL experience, despite the fact he’s still only 21.
“He is very comfortable on the ball and can perform at high levels in a variety of positions, which will be great with a squad as tight as ours is at the moment.
“Other clubs were interested in Daniel so I’m really pleased he has agreed to come to Cove Rangers and I am looking forward to working with him again.”
Daniel, who has agreed a one year deal with the club, was a youth player at Celtic before moving to Dundee in 2016.
His first team debut followed in April 2017 against the Jam Tarts and Daniel went on to make four top team appearances for them before joining Kilmarnock in June of that year.
He made his debut for Killie in a 4-2 victory over Clyde in a Scottish League Cup tie the following month.
Daniel spent part of last season on loan at Airdrie and Stranraer, making a combined total of 14 appearances.
Everyone at Cove Rangers would like to welcome Daniel to the club and wish him well in the coming season.