Rumarn Burrell Is Latest New Face

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Paul Hartley has made his fifth signing of the close-season, with the capture of striker Rumarn Burrell.

The twenty-two year old was most recently with Falkirk, where he scored twelve goals in just twenty starts last season.

Rumarn turned professional with Grimsby Town in 2019 and had a short loan spell with Kilmarnock before arriving at Falkirk Stadium last summer.

He has agreed a one-year deal, and says he is excited to be part of what will be a new-look Cove Rangers for the coming campaign:

“I can’t wait to get started. Obviously, I know the division from last season, and I know I can score goals in it, so I’m hoping to be able to do that for Cove.

“I’ve had a few conversations with the manager, he’s an experienced guy and I know I can learn from him, and I just want to repay the faith he’s shown in me.

“I’ve been at some big clubs, and I’ve picked up different experiences along the way, and I definitely feel I’m ready to play my part.

“I’ve got pace, I’ve shown I can score goals, and I think I can cause problems going wide or in behind. Hopefully I can prove that when the season gets underway.

“Personally, my ambition is to help the club get promotion back up to the Championship. I’ll work hard, give everything I’ve got, and I’ll be setting myself the target of being top scorer in the division. You’ve got to back yourself, got to have self-belief, and I’m really excited to meet up with the rest of the guys and get to work.”

Paul Hartley is delighted to have landed the hitman, and feels he can make a big contribution in the months ahead:

“He’s hungry to succeed, he’s young, enthusiastic and full of energy. He’s fast and he’ll stretch teams with his runs in behind. I’m hoping he’ll come here and have a really productive season.

“The main thing is finding the back of the net, and I fully expect him to do that. He’s at a good age and I see no reason why he won’t make a big contribution.”

Rumarn follows Kyle Connell, Luke Strachan, Will Gillingham and Arron Darge in signing on at Balmoral Stadium, and Paul says they all fit the profile he wants for the 2023/24 campaign:

“I’m really excited by the squad I’m putting together, in fact it’s the most excited I’ve been for a long time in terms of pre-season. I think we’ve already got a nice balance, and I will be bringing more players in, but we’ve added youth, we’ve still got good experience, and I can’t wait to get started training with the boys a week on Saturday.”

That’s when Rumarn will meet up with his new team-mates for the first time, and he’s eager to get going:

“I already know one or two of the lads, and with all the signings, there’ll be plenty of us in the same boat trying to get settled in. I know there are good players here, and they’ll help me do that. It’s an exciting time, and I’m happy to be part of it.

“I just want to get up and running now, to get the training in, and to start playing games.”

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