Signing Number Six is Sena

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A sixth new face has arrived at Balmoral Stadium in less than a fortnight with the capture of midfielder, Mouhamed Niang.

The twenty-three year old, known as ‘Sena’, began his SPFL career with Partick Thistle in 2018, and after a loan spell with Montrose, played a major role as Thistle won promotion to the Championship in 2020.

Mouhamed was then loaned out to Alloa Athletic for the following campaign, featuring in more than thirty games. He signed for Hartlepool United last summer and will now be reunited with manager Paul Hartley at Balmoral Stadium.

Paul says ‘Sena’ enhances his midfield options, and will add strength to that part of the team:

“He’s competitive, he can operate in a couple of different positions, can fill in at the back if we need him there, but primarily he’ll be used at the heart of the team. He’s an aggressive player, which I like, and he also keeps it simple. He knows how to play the position.

“I know him pretty well, obviously I took him to Hartlepool last year, and we did try to bring him in during the January transfer window, but we just couldn’t make it happen then. I’m delighted to get him on board.

“He’s a good team-mate, the rest of the boys will enjoy having him here, and he’s a good sort, a great lad, which is important in the dressing room.

“I think he can make a big contribution for us.”

Mouhamed has agreed a two year full-time contract and is looking forward to the next chapter of his career:

“I’m really happy to have signed for Cove Rangers. We had been talking for a few weeks, so it’s good to get everything completed.

“I’ve played against Cove a number of times, and I’ve always thought it looked like a good club from the outside, so it’s great to be here.

“I know the manager, he signed me before, and to be honest that played a big part in my decision to come here; I’m really looking forward to working with him again.

“Given my past experience with Montrose, Partick Thistle and Alloa Athletic, I understand the division, I’ve picked up good experience in League One, and I believe I can do well for the club. I’ll work hard to make sure that happens.

“Personally, I just want to play as many games as I can. I had some injuries last season, but I hope that’s all behind me, and I’m ready to play my part. As a club, the ambition has to be to go straight back up. It’s a tough league, I know that, but I think the manager is building something special here, it’s a really exciting time, and we have to aim to return to the Championship at the first time of asking.”

The midfielder will join up with the rest of the squad when pre-season training gets underway at the end of the week, and subject to international clearance, he will be available for the warm-up matches which commence on the 28th of this month.

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