New Cove Rangers signing Scott Ross could make his debut for the club in tonight’s Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup quarter-final against Keith.
The Aberdeen side have snapped up Ross from Peterhead. The centre-back was told he would not play for the League Two club again while Jim McInally was manager after a sending off against Stirling Albion.
The Cove boss was unavailable for comment on the signing of the 26-year-old, but has challenged his team to continue to meet the standards they have set so far this season at Kynoch Park tonight.
So far this term Cove have racked up 40 goals in 10 matches. They also sit top of the Highland League with 19 points from a possible 21 and have reached the Irn-Bru Cup third round as well as the Shire Cup quarter-finals.
Sheran said: “The boys have been playing well but it’s difficult to keep that standard up all the time, so the challenge for the players is to keep playing at that level.
“So far they’ve managed, so they just need to try it again tonight.
“The way Keith’s results are going it’s probably been a bit harsh on them. I think they have played better than their results have shown.
“We expect it to be another tough game, but we’re looking forward to a quarter-final.”
Yesterday the Granite City team were also involved in the Irn-Bru Cup third round draw and were given a home tie against Northern Ireland side Crusaders FC.
While many believe Welsh, Irish and Northern Irish teams should not be involved in a Scottish competition, Sheran is embracing the chance to face one of them.
He said: “One of the reasons you are in this cup is to get presented with different types of opposition and playing an Irish team will be a first for Cove.
“We’re all enjoying the journey in this competition.
“We played in another Premier League ground on Saturday and now we’re looking at playing a team from a different country. It’s all exciting stuff for us.”