COVE Rangers midfielder Jamie Masson is excited by the prospect of facing former club Elgin City tomorrow.
We travel to Borough Briggs in Ladbrokes League Two, much to the delight of Jamie, who spent a spell on loan to the Black and Whites in 2014, when he was still with Aberdeen.
“I really enjoyed my time at Elgin and will always appreciate the help they gave to me when I was a young player,” said Jamie.
“My loan spell was cut short because I suffered a knee injury, which was a shame because it’s a great club with some really good people behind the scenes.
“Elgin are also a very good team right now, as we found out in the two previous meetings with them this season.
“The games were tight and really could have gone either way.
“Any side with Shane Sutherland up front would also fancy their chances against anyone.
“I played alongside Shane when I was at Elgin and you could see just how talented a striker he is.
“It’s why he has signed a pre-contract with Inverness Caley Thistle for next season and I have no doubts about Shane also scoring goals at that level.
“We know we are going to have to be at our very best to stop him if we are to have any hope of getting the result we want tomorrow.”
Jamie is also hoping to maintain the amazing scoring streak over the last few weeks that has helped to keep us at the top of the table.
He has found the net six times in our last five matches and Jamie’s tally for the campaign so far is now an impressive 13, which is an excellent return from a wide midfielder.
“I will be catching Mitch (Megginson) if I keep going at this rate!” joked Jamie.
“I’m really pleased and scoring often has really boosted my confidence.
“The most goals I ever got in a campaign was 19, in my first season with Cove.
“It would be great if I could get past that, it’s something I will be doing my very best to achieve.
“But I don’t really care who scores the goals, as long as we keep winning as we move forwards the latter stages of the season.”
We are also looking to bounce back from throwing away a two goal lead to finish up drawing 2-2 with Albion Rovers away last weekend.
Jamie said: “It was pretty similar to our first game away to them, it’s turned to be a bit of of bogey ground for us.
“We were two goals up in both matches and are annoyed we only came away with draws.
“None of us took any comfort from then hearing that Edinburgh City had lost their game because we knew it was chance to get even further ahead of them thrown away.
“If we keep doing that away from home then we won’t be where we are for too long.
“It’s vital we learn from what happened last weekend and show we can manage games properly if we are fortunate to get ahead again.”
Midfielder Fraser Fyvie missed out last weekend because of a knee injury but is expected to be fit for tomorrow.