VETERAN STRIKER JIMMY HAPPY TO PUT IN THE MILES FOR THE CHANCE TO SHINE FOR COVE RANGERS
DETERMINED: Cove Rangers striker Jimmy Scott.
JIMMY Scott has promised the Cove Rangers fans the best has yet to come from him as the race for the Breedon Highland League title moves towards the finishing line.
Former Ross County and Hibs forward Jimmy made his first start for Cove in the 1-1 Breedon Highland League draw away to Brora Rangers.
While pleased with that, the 33-year-old admitted he's disappointed he didn't take at least one of the two decent chances that fell his way at Dudgeon Park.
He was denied on both occasions by impressive saves from Brora keeper Joe Main, who was a team mate of his at County.
"It was great to be given the nod for such a big game but I could have done a lot better," said Jimmy, who was with League Two side Cowdenbeath prior to signing on at Cove for the rest of the season.
"The passes through for both chances were great.
"You have to give big Joe credit for the save he made at the first one, but I should have scored the second time.
"It was more of a clear cut chance, I would normally have backed myself to score nine times out of ten on occasions like that.
"To be fair on Joe again, he stood up tall but I expected him to do that because it was what he liked doing in one v one situations when he was at County.
"I decided to try to drive the ball through and under him but unfortunately didn't connect properly and he was able to save that one too.
"I like to think that's because I hadn't played a lot of football when I was at Cowdenbeath, only something like 15 games.
"But I'm working hard to raise my fitness levels and I know my best has yet to come for Cove.
"Getting 20 minutes against Wick and another 70 against Brora will also help.
"The quicker I get back up to speed the better I will do."
Jimmy is hoping to get another chance to break his scoring duck when Cove travel to face Fort William on Wednesday night, despite the fact it will involve having to drive more than 250 miles to make the round trip from his home in Livingston while the majority of the Cove squad are making the journey to Aberdeen and back via coach.
"I will be there, like the rest of the lads I'm fully committed to doing whatever is needed to help bring more success to Cove," he said.
"I'm only just in the door but I'm really enjoying myself.
"Everyone at the club, the manager, the players and the board, have made me feel really welcome.
"I want to repay them for that and obviously repay the manager for showing faith in me.
"I'm hoping to do that by contributing one or two goals that might help us get the results we all want between now and the end of the season.
"Whether that's from the start or off the bench is up to the manager.
"I'm certainly not expecting to just walk into this team because they've already shown they are a pretty good unit."
Fort William are bottom of the league without a win but Cove boss John Sheran plans to play the strongest side possible side at Claggan Park.
John said: "The league haven't been too kind to us by making us go to Fort William a few days after an away trip to Brora.
"It makes it difficult for some boys to get off work and all that travelling can be tough on part-time players.
"But if we want to win the league it's something we are going to have to deal with.
"It's important we have as strong a squad as possible to pick from in all five of our remaining games because we will be up against some very good teams.
"Nobody is going to hand us the title, we are going to have to keep working our very hardest to earn it.
"It's a case of keeping standards high to ensure we get all three points on Wednesday that making sure we do the same in the next league game and all of the ones after that."