Cove Rangers have won a treble this season but Connor Scully still isn’t satisfied.
The Granite City side retained their Highland League title with Saturday’s 1-0 win against Forres Mechanics, but Scully has bigger fish to fry,
He is intent on helping Cove gain promotion to the SPFL through the pyramid play-offs, with the first leg of their tie with Lowland League champions East Kilbride a week on Saturday at K Park.
Scully has enjoyed Cove’s success in the league, the Highland League Cup and Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup but wants to have more success to celebrate at the end of the season.
The midfielder said: “What we are looking at now is the play-offs.
“The club’s ambition is to win the play-offs and get up into League Two.
“Saturday was a big day for the club getting the title and we’ve won a treble this season. I don’t know what other teams have done that and when was the last time it was done.
“But the play-offs are now key for us and that’s what the focus moves on to.
“We’ve bettered ourselves from last year which I thought would be hard to do.
“Retaining a title is hard in itself and we’ve managed to do that and add a couple of cups so it’s been brilliant. But now we can’t wait for the play-offs and we’re hoping we can do it this year.
“East Kilbride will be a really tough team with ex-senior players so we will do our homework.
“I can’t wait to get there and try to get past them. Hopefully after our bad experience last year we can do it this year.”
Scully was pleased to clinch the title with a game to spare after the weekend win at Mosset Park.
He paid tribute to Cove’s defence for the part they played on Saturday and over the course of the whole campaign, with John Sheran’s side conceding just 11 goals in 33 league matches.
Scully added: “That’s my fourth Highland League title, but it’s just as good every time you win them.
“I thought the boys did well on Saturday, we got a goal and controlled the game.
“The boys defended well and I don’t think Forres had much of a sniff so that was good.
“I think it’s a credit to the defence that we’ve hardly conceded any goals.
“And usually when we keep clean sheets we have managed to get a goal.
“It was the same on Saturday. A draw would have been enough, but we held out for the win.
“As soon as we got the goal we could sit in a bit and try to break on them which was good.”
Scully has been a mainstay of the Cove team this season, mainly in central midfield alongside Blair Yule.
It has been a change in role for Scully, who previously operated in a wide midfield role. But with injuries at the end of last season to the likes of Ryan Strachan, Grant Campbell and Sam Burnett, Scully was required in the centre.
He said: “I used to play wide most of the time but central midfield has become my position really this season.
“Last season with the injuries we had at the end of the season I was brought into centre midfield and haven’t really looked back since.
“I know I’ve got to keep giving 100% to stay on the team sheet.”