JORDON IS HUNGRY FOR FIRST TASTE OF CUP FINAL GLORY
JORDAN Brown hopes to finally become a cup final winner with Cove Rangers this week.
Despite a lengthy top level career that has included spells with Aberdeen and Peterhead, the midfielder has yet to feature in cup winning team.
Jordon would love to put that right when Cove face Banks o' Dee at Harlaw Park, Inverurie on Friday night in the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup final.
"The League Two championship medal I won with Peterhead is the only one I have so far, I'm obviously eager to get my hands on some more," said Jordon.
"The chance to finally win a cup final with Cove is something that really excites me."
Jordon will also be looking to improve on his only previous appearance in a cup final at Highland League level.
That was when he was in the Aberdeen side which lost 2-0 to Turriff United at Balmoor Stadium, Peterhead, in the Aberdeenshire Shield final, in season 2010-11.
"As you would expect, that result didn't go down too well at Pittodrie," said Jordon.
"It doesn't matter what team we had out that night, that should never be happening.
"It's a game I try not to remember too much.
"I've always wondered if I might get another chance to make up for that day.
"To get that only a few months into my Cove career is a welcome bonus.
"Winning trophies is what we are all in the game for, so I'm determined to make the best of
"Hopefully it will be the first of many trophies I get my hands on with Cove."
Jordon kept his fitness levels ticking over by playing as an overage player in Cove's 4-0 victory over Fraserburgh at Balmoral Stadium in the Aberdeenshire League on Monday night.
Despite atrocious weather conditions, he scored twice, with Cove's other goals coming from teenage midfielder Hamish MacLeod and an early own goal from a Broch defender.
That should ensure Jordon is in peak condition for the tough task of helping to overcome Dee, the side who have dominated the Junior scene in the north-east in recent years and regularly beaten Highland League teams in the two Aberdeenshire competitions.
They reached Friday's final by hammering Inverurie Locos 5-1 and Turriff United 7-0 away - either side of a commendable 4-3 victory over Aberdeen at Spain Park.
That's enough to ensure Cove won't be taking anything for granted at Harlaw Park.
Jordon said: "We know they are side that deserves the utmost respect.
"Everyone knows Dee should be playing way above the level they are at.
"They've shown that with their results in this cup so far this season.
"It was the same last season, when they gave Cove a really tough match in the Aberdeenshire Shield final.
"We are normally seen as the favourites when we play a lot of Highland sides.
"But there will be people looking at Dee's results so far and thinking they are the ones who should be seen as favourites on Friday.
"We are certainly aware that it will take a top performance from us if we want to win the cup."