Midfielder Connor Scully is convinced summer signings Ross Draper and Iain Vigurs can help make him an ever better player for Cove Rangers.
Connor, a product of our youth system, has enjoyed training and playing alongside the former Ross County duo.
All three are expected to feature in tonight’s Premier Sports Cup tie with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Connor said: “Even though I’m now 28, I’m still eager to learn and improve as a player.
“Ross and Iain have vast experience of playing at Premiership level, so I’m hoping that having them as team-mates will be beneficial to me.
“I’ve been noting things like their movement, on and off the ball, as well as their passing and it’s clear they are going to be important players for us.
“The fact they play in the same area of the team as I do means the competition for places has become even more intense than it was before.
“It will spur me on because you know you will have to maintain high standards if you want to stay in the team.”
Connor accepts facing Championship side Inverness will be tough but he’s hoping our performance is far better than it was in the away defeat to Peterhead at the weekend.
“None of us are happy with how that one went,” said Connor.
“Our pre-season hasn’t been ideal due to injuries and some of the squad being forced to miss games because of the COVID regulations, but our display should still have been a lot better.
“We know we can do a lot better – and accept we will have to if we want to compete with Inverness.
“It would also be good to deliver a positive performance because this is our final game before we get down to league business.”
Tonight’s game kicks off at 7.45pm and will be screened live on CRFC TV, with commentary by former BBC Scotland commentator Scott Davie.
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