Megginson knows Highland League title looks close for Cove

Cove's Mitch Megginson.
Cove's Mitch Megginson.

Cove Rangers hitman Mitch Megginson thinks tomorrow’s meeting with Wick Academy at the Balmoral Stadium could go “a long way to deciding” the Highland League title.

The Aberdeen side are six points clear of rivals Brora Rangers with four games to play. Should both teams win on Saturday, Cove will need four points from their last three games to guarantee retaining their league crown.

Megginson, pictured, said: “At this point it’s just about grinding out results and getting three points. If we can win tomorrow it’ll go a long way to deciding the title.

“It will leave us needing four (points) in our remaining three if Brora don’t drop any points.

“We’re fully focused.

“Since I’ve been at Cove it’s been about taking it game by game.

“If you start looking too far ahead that’s when the performances dip.”

Megginson, who has 43 goals this term, was rested for Cove’s 6-0 win at Fort William on Wednesday, so should be firing on all cylinders. He said: “I’m fresh to an extent, but still sore from Saturday up at Brora (1-1 draw).

“Hopefully I’ll be fit for tomorrow.

“To go to Brora and Fort William is two good treks.

“The manager thought he could get the players who hadn’t played 90 minutes under their belt.

“Wick will be a tough test and it gives us some fresh faces for tomorrow.”

Brora are in action at home to Nairn County tomorrow.