Chris Humphrey admits he doesn’t know much about Cove Rangers – but a former Don has helped fill him in.
Humphrey is set to line up for East Kilbride against the Highland League champions tomorrow in the first leg of their pyramid play-off tie at K Park.
The 31-year-old Jamaican international had retired from football due to injury, but returned to the game with Kilby in October.
Humphrey admits he is not too familiar with Cove, but a chat with ex-Aberdeen player Fraser Fyvie – a team-mate at Hibs in the 2016/17 season – has helped him find out about the Granite City team.
He said: “I don’t know much about Cove, but I’ve spoken to a close friend of mine, Fraser Fyvie.
“I spoke to him for about an hour on the phone earlier this week.
“He told me has a lot of friends at Cove from his time with Aberdeen.
“He told me they are a very good team with a lot of players who could easily play at a higher level but enjoy playing there. It sounds like they like to get the ball down and pass it like we do so it should be a good tie.”
Humphrey also explained how playing for East Kilbride has suited him perfectly after injury problems in the past.
The former Motherwell, Preston and Bury winger added: “I fractured a shin a few years ago and it didn’t heal as I needed it to play full-time football.
“So I retired and I didn’t think part-time teams would be interested in me.
“But then East Kilbride got in touch and told me about their ambition to get into the SPFL.
“It’s just under a three-hour commute from my house in Preston, but I only train on Thursday and play on Saturday, which suits my injury.”