COVE TEEN TITAN JORDAN HUNGRY FOR MORE GLORY TO CAP FIRST SEASON WITH CLUB IN STYLE
COVE Rangers striker Jordan MacRae is hoping the best has yet to come in what he says has already been a “dream” first season for him at the club.
The 19-year-old joined Cove from Nairn County last summer and has helped secure the Breedon Highland League title, Highland League Cup and Aberdeenshire Cup.
He admitted he would love to top all of that by helping Cove create a bit of history by becoming the first Highland League side to get promoted to the SPFL via the Pyramid Play-offs.
They face Lowland League champions East Kilbride a week tomorrow in the first leg of the play-off semi, with the winners set to face Albion Rovers or Berwick Rangers in the final.
Jordan said: “It would be really amazing if we could end the season with promotion secured.
“It’s been a bit of a dream campaign for me already.
“The reason I came to Cove was because I knew I had a greater chance of winning trophies.
“But to have actually helped us complete a treble is way beyond what I had expected.
“I was disappointed not to make the squad for the Highland League Cup final but that was eased by getting on when we clinched the league title at Forres.
“But promotion is what we all want - it would be the big one.
“All of the boys are extremely hungry to get out of the Highland League and help Cove progress as a club.
“It would be brilliant if we were playing in League Two next season, but we know there’s a lot of hard work ahead if we want to be doing that.”
Jordan, who has scored 12 goals in 41 appearances this term, hopes to push his claim for a start against East Kilbride when Cove play Clachnacuddin at Balmoral Stadium tomorrow in their final Breedon Highland League game of the season.
“Everyone who faces Clach will be looking to do the same,” he said.
“The competition for places, particularly up front, is intense so you have to grab every chance you get to impress.
“I’m one of the younger ones, so I didn’t expect to be involved as much as I have been in my first season.
“But once you’ve had a taste you want more.”
Cove manager John Sheran is likely to make changes for the clash with Clach but will be demanding they end their league campaign with another win at Balmoral, where they have been undefeated in the league so far.
John said: “We won’t take risks with any players on the brink of suspension or who are carrying injuries but we still want to put in a strong performance and take all three points.”
WELL DONE: Jordan MacRae is celebrating with manager John Sheran after last week’s 1-0 win at Forres.