LOAN STAR CHRIS DELIGHTED TO FIND THE NET IN FIRST OUTING FOR COVE RANGERS
QUICK OFF THE MARK: Chris Antoniazzi gets ready to celebrate after netting his first goal for Cove Rangers in the 3-0 victory over Raith Rovers in the Betfred League Cup.
CHRIS Antoniazzi is pleased he was able to celebrate his Cove Rangers debut with a goal in our 3-0 Betfred League Cup victory over Raith Rovers at Balmoral Stadium.
The 19-year-old joined Cove on loan from Aberdeen FC a couple of days before the Group D encounter.
His goal, a finish from close range early in the second half, helped see off the Kirkcaldy men and ensured we ended our Betfred Cup campaign on a high.
Jamie Masson and Declan Glass, signed from Dundee United on loan, also netted in what was a highly impressive team display by Cove.
“I’m delighted to get a goal on my debut but I probably should have scored more,” said Chris, whose loan deal with Cove runs until January.
“I should certainly have stuck one away in the first half, which was why I was so happy to finally get one later on.
“I’m hoping there will be a few more because I’m excited by the prospect of playing for Cove over the next few months.
“I’m also looking forward to working with manager Paul Hartley, that was the big bonus from coming here.
“Everyone knows his reputation as a player and he’s a great manager too, I’ve really enjoyed working for him so far, you can really tell what he wants and expects from us.
“He wants us to pass the ball and move and play attacking football, which is great when you are a player.
“I’m sure I will learn a lot off him and that the loan spell will be good for me and the club.”
Chris spent last season on loan to League One Montrose and helped them reach the promotion play-offs.
He’s looking forward to getting another taste of SPFL football when Cove kick-off their League Two campaign against Edinburgh City at Balmoral on Saturday, 3pm.
“I would love to be involved because it’s going to be a massive day for Cove,” he said.
“It’s good that we are going into that game on the back of a very good performance against Raith.
“We could have won by a few more and had a clean sheet as well, which all adds to the confidence that already exists in the squad.”
CHEERS: Chris Antoniazzi thanks Cove Rangers team-mate Jamie Masson for delivering the cross that led to his debut goal against Raith Rovers.