THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN PLAYING FOOTBALL WITH YOUR MATES, SAYS COVE DEBUTANT FRASER
IN THE THICK OF IT: Fraser Fyvie wins the ball in midfield during his debut for Cove Rangers in our 3-2 victory over Cowdenbeath (Images by Newsline Scotland).
FRASER Fyvie admitted seeing so many familiar faces around Balmoral Stadium made it easy for him to agree to sign for Cove Rangers.
Former Aberdeen, Wigan, Hibs and Dundee United midfielder Fraser made his debut in our 3-2 Ladbrokes League Two victory over Cowdenbeath just hours after signing on until January.
The 26-year-old’s confessed he was happy to come to a club that has people he knows well working at all levels.
“I know so many people at the club, so it was an easy decision to make,” said Fraser.
“I’ve played alongside pretty much everyone in the dressing room at one stage of my career, a lot of them from a young age.
“There is nothing better than playing with your mates on a football pitch.
“It’s good that I got the opportunity to do that.
“I know the chairman well because his son (Grant Moorhouse) also used to play with me and is now on the board at Cove.
“I also knew the manager from our time together at Aberdeen and have always had a good relationship with him.
“The club is really well run and there’s good people about it and a good feel about it.
“I’m grateful that I’ve been given an opportunity to play for them.
“The foundations are here to do well and I hope I can make a positive contribution.
“I’m just enjoying the chance to play again.
“It had been a while since I played a competitive game and I really enjoyed myself
“For the first time in years I was out on the pitch and it felt as if I was free to just play.
“It means a lot because I’ve had two ACL’s (anterior cruciate knee injuries) and had to carry on after that, but they feel great now.
“I’m injury-free and feel good and I’m eager to do my best for Cove.”
His debut for Cove was made all the more memorable because it was a winning one, thanks to a spectacular late goal from Declan Glass, who was a team-mate of Fraser’s when he played for the Tangerines.
Fraser claimed seeing Declan secure the three points with a stunning 25-yard effort came as no shock to him.
“When I was at United he did that in training every day,” he said.
“To be fair, he should be playing in the Championship or Premier League with his ability.
“But he’s come to Cove, got his head down and is playing really well, which was to be expected.
“I’ve got to know Declan well over the last two years and he’s an outstanding player.”