13/05/22

Mitch Megginson Named cinch League One Player of the Season

We are delighted to confirm that club captain Mitch Megginson has been named the cinch League One’s top player for season 2021-22.

It is the second campaign in a row Mitch has picked up the League One award.

Mitch said: “This one is much sweeter because it comes with a league winners’ medal too.

“When I was told I had been given it last year it helped ease the disappointment of having fallen short in our bid to reach the Championship.

“This time, it has come at the end of what was almost a perfect season for me and the club.

“Everyone knows how much Cove Rangers mean to me, so to be their captain as we won League One to move up to the highest level the club has ever been at is something I will never forget.

“Even more so because it’s the club’s centenary year, there could be no better way to mark that important milestone in the club’s history.”

Mitch has been rewarded after an outstanding campaign that saw him lead us to the league title and promotion to the Championship while also finishing with the most goals, and assists, in League One.

Mitch netted 18 league goals – and 24 in all competitions – including the winner against Dumbarton at Balmoral Stadium in April that clinched the cinch League One title.

That maintained his record of finishing as the club’s top scorer in each of the three seasons played since Cove Rangers made the step up to the SPFL.

Mitch proved he is very much a team player as well as a goalscorer by also racking up 10 assists during the course of the campaign.

His performances over the season also saw Mitch voted the cinch League One player of the month for November.

He was also nominated for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award and was one of seven Cove Rangers players included in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year.

Mitch said: “I was fortunate to pick up a few individual awards, but see them as recognition of how well we did as a team.

“Even though I finished as top scorer, with Rory McAllister just behind me, it was never a season when I felt the burden was on us to score goals.

“Time and time again others stepped up to help us win games when they were most needed.

“I’m thinking of when Fraser Fyvie and Leighton McIntosh scored late equalisers against Airdrie and Queen’s Park, which were huge results during the final weeks of the season.

“You also had Harry Milne netting several crucial ones, with Morgyn Neill also delivering when we needed it.

“It was the same when it came to assists.

“I get almost as much pleasure out of helping to create goals as I do scoring them.

“I say almost because, as a striker, nothing could ever beat the pleasure of hitting the net.

“But I only got as many goals as I did because the guys around me worked tirelessly to create opportunities.

“Rory probably did that more than most, but Harry, Shay Logan, Fraser and Iain Vigurs also did a lot of that, which often goes unnoticed.

“There is no doubt that all the good stuff that came our way was down to team effort.”

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