COVE Rangers captain Mitch Megginson admits we will have to be at our very best if we want to continue our good start in Ladbrokes League Two when we face Annan Athletic at Galabank tomorrow.
“We accept that every opponent we face will be desperate to turn us over because we have started well and are top of the league,” said Mitch, who has now scored 13 times in all competitions this term.
“That’s why it’s important we continue to bring our A-game into every encounter.
“If we were to slacken off, even slightly, there is a strong chance we could suffer because our opponents will certainly be up for it.
“We saw that in the league game we lost, to Stenhousemuir.
“They really celebrated after the final whistle, you could see it meant a lot to have got the better of us.
“I suppose it’s a compliment that teams are seeing us as the ones to beat, even though this is our first season playing at this level.
“What will help is the fact we were used to that when we played in the Highland League.
“The core of the team who were at Cove last season had that installed into us, that we had to show a winning mentality to handle the fact sides were really fired up to claim our scalp.
“We’ve carried that with us into this season but, as was the case when we were a Highland League side, we never take anything for granted.
“It’s the old cliche of looking no further ahead than the next game and ensuring we approach it in the right manner and give opponents total respect.”
The fact Annan are regularly among the sides pushing for promotion from League Two, they lost to Clyde in the play-off final last season, underlines why Mitch believes it’s vital they approach tomorrow’s meeting with caution.
“They are also unbeaten at home in the league, so we know we are in for a very challenging 90 minutes,” said Mitch.
“Every match we have played so far in League Two has been tough.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s against a side at the top end or one that hasn’t made the best of starts, you need to be on top of it from the off.
“We’ve managed to do that on most occasions so far, hopefully it will be the same tomorrow.”


Cove Rangers and skipper Mitch Megginson are proud to support the  #RainbowLaces campaign tomorrow in our game against Annan Athletic.
Mitch will wear the rainbow captain’s armband when he leads the team at Galabank.
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