A fantastic season as far as Cove Rangers are concerned, as they beat Brora and Formartine to yet another Highland League title. Cove’s Jamie Watt speaks exclusively to the Scottish Fitba Base about his side’s season.
How does it feel to win the Highland League?
It is an amazing feeling winning the league considering we had to go up against 2 top teams in Brora and Formartine and played every game away from home!
What was your highlights of the season?
Highlights would have to be winning our 1st 17 games in a row which was unbelievable effort and getting through to 4th round of Scottish Cup and playing Motherwell.
Can Cove challenge for the title next season and get into League 2?
Cove can definitely challenge next year, it will obviously be tough because everyone ups their game against the champions but John will already be busy working on new signings and strengthening the squad!
What was it like playing in the playoffs against Edinburgh City?
It was obviously a new experience playing EC in the play offs and I think after the intensity we had played at to win the league we just went a bit flat, the experience will definitely help and if we ever get another crack I’m sure it will be a huge advantage next time.
What would you like to say to the fans?
Our fans are brilliant, they follow us everywhere and are always very vocal and behind us! Got to know many of them over the years and it’s great that we can celebrate with them with the cup at end of season
Who would you say is the best player in your Cove side?
Blair Yule and Daryl Nicol have been our stand out players this season and I will be surprised if one of them don’t end up picking up the HFL player of year award!
What’s Cove’s aims and your personal aims for next season?
Next season we know what to expect, teams always love raising their games when they play the champions and we still not got home ground ready so it will be really tough to try and keep it! And I’m sure Formartine and Brora will be strengthening as well.
What is it like to play for John Sheeran?
I go way back with John, he’s an old school gaffer, no-nonsense and great at motivating the players! He’s got a bit more chilled as he’s got older but I think that’s because we’ve won most games so he’s enjoying himself! He always gets a squad of boys together who want to play for each other & the jersey and he’s a great guy as well.”
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