NEW SIGNING DANIEL IS CONFIDENT HE IS GOING TO RELISH HIS TIME WITH COVE RANGERS
WELCOME ABOARD: Daniel Higgins made his debut for Cove Rangers in the 0-0 draw with Dundee in the Betfred League Cup.
DANIEL Higgins says he jumped at the chance to be reunited with Paul Hartley at Cove Rangers.
The 21-year-old made his debut in the 0-0 Betfred League Cup draw with his old club Dundee after agreeing a one year deal with us the day before.
Daniel played for manager Paul when he was boss at Dens Park and admitted the offer to work under him again was a major attraction.
“The gaffer gave me my first team debut at Dundee and helped to kick my career on,” said Daniel, who has also played for Celtic and Kilmarnock.
“The last two years haven’t gone how I’d thought they would, so I want to enjoy football again.
“I know Paul will allow me to do that and will make me a better player.
“I probably could have stayed closer to home and tried to stay full-time at Championship level.
“But at this the stage of my career, after two tough years, I wanted to get back playing football and enjoying it. I know I will enjoy it here.”
Daniel will be underlining his commitment to Cove by travelling up from his home in Glasgow for training and games, but insists that wont be a problem.
“That’s not an issue for me,” he said.
“The set-up at Cove is brilliant and the rest of the lads have made me feel really welcome.
“It’s easier to travel when you know you are at a great club working with great people.”
Daniel impressed in the heart of the Cove defence as they held Championship side Dundee to a draw.
But he then had the misfortune of being one of the Cove Rangers who missed from the spot as Dundee won the after-match penalty shoot-out to claim the extra two points on offer.
“I should have done better with my penalty but there were a lost of positives for us in the game,” said Daniel.