JORDON EAGER TO MAKE MORE OF A CONTRIBUTION AS WE LOOK TO MAINTAIN GOOD START IN LEAGUE TWO
COVE Rangers attacker Jordon Brown says there is no chance of anyone at the club getting too carried away about being on top of the Ladbrokes League Two table at this stage of the season.
We lead Edinburgh City by two points going into this weekend's away clash with Stirling Albion.
But Jordon - a League Two winner with previous club Peterhead - knows it’s still far too early to predict who will eventually come out on top.
“Having played in this league before I know how quickly things can suddenly change,” he said.
“I’ve seen teams near the bottom go on winning runs that have taken them right back into the push for promotion.
“I’ve also seen ones who were going well suddenly hit bad patches and slide back down the table.
“That’s why it’s vital we look no further ahead than our next match.
“It’s what got us to where we are now, so we must maintain that attitude.”
Jordon hasn’t made as many appearances as he would have liked so far this season, so enjoyed featuring from the bench in last weekend’s 5-1 victory over Brechin City at Glebe Park.
He said: “It was good to get the opportunity to come on and contribute.
“It’s been frustrating because I was fortunate to play a bigger part in all that we achieved last season.
“The team’s winning though so I can hardly start making a fuss.
“That’s what we all want to see, Cove winning and competing at the top of the league, it’s not about individuals.
“Don’t get me wrong, I want to be playing in every game, as does everyone else in our squad.
“But there is no point in beating yourself up about it or moaning about it.
“What you have to do is keep working hard in training and doing your best to impress during whatever game time you do get.
“There have been highlights for me, like when I came on at Hampden and helped set up a goal for Mitch (Megginson).
“Things like that keep you motivated and remind the manager that you are hungry for more opportunities.
“That’s all anyone in my position can do, be ready for when you are needed to ensure you are capable of taking your chance.”
The strong camaraderie in the Cove dressing room has also helped Jordon cope with the lack of game time.
“That has been huge,” he said.
“You can’t replicate what we have here, everyone is so close and the boys really work hard to make sure those of us who are on the bench know we are appreciated.
“You return the favour by doing all that you can to help make sure those who do start get all the support they need to go out there get the results we want.
“I’ve never experienced a team spirit as close as ours anywhere else.”
Jordon has still managed to score twice and is obviously hoping there will be more chances to increase that tally in the second half of the campaign.
“Seeing the amount of chances we create most weeks makes you even more desperate to play,” he said.
“It’s why Jamie Masson is already into double figures and the majority of the rest of us have found the net at least once.
“I would love to contribute as much as Jamie has so far, but that will be influenced by how much I play.”