Daniel Park believes Cove Rangers’ wealth of striking options could be vital in their promotion bid.
After Saturday’s final Highland League game of the season against Clachnacuddin the Granite City outfit’s attention will turn to trying to reach the SPFL.
A week on Saturday they face East Kilbride – the Lowland League champions – at K Park followed by a return leg at the Balmoral Stadium on May 4.
The winner of that tie will take on League Two’s bottom side for a place in Scottish football’s fourth tier next term.
Cove have retained the Highland League title in style. Forty-six goals from Mitch Megginson have helped them become champions.
But the club’s other strikers – Paul McManus, Jordon Brown, Jordan MacRae and recent signing Martin “Jimmy” Scott – have also made important contributions.
As a winger, Park enjoys playing with them and said: “It is good to play with Mitch because at times you don’t even need to look when you cross.
“You know one of them will be there and you can put it in an area.
“But that goes for the other strikers we’ve got as well, there are loads of good strikers at the club.
“Jordon Brown, Paul McManus, Jimmy Scott and Jordan MacRae as well.
“They are all good goalscorers so for me as a winger it’s just about getting the ball in the box and somebody will be there.
“The strength in depth in the squad is really good this year.
“Last year we went into the play-offs with a few injuries and not many players on the bench.
“But this year we have some boys not even making the squad because we have options, so that’s good.”
Park set up the only goal of Saturday’s 1-0 win against Forres Mechanics for Megginson.
He believes the strike which clinched the title was evidence again of the strikers’ quality as all he focused on was getting the ball into the box, knowing one of them would be there.
Park added: “It was a great ball from Connor Scully over the defender.
“Luckily I managed to get a touch on it and then beat my man.
“After that I knew if I put it across the six-yard box Mitch Megginson or Jimmy Scott would be there.”
The league title made it a treble for Cove this season after John Sheran’s side also won the Highland League Cup and Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup.
Park is hoping for more glory in the play-offs and said: “The experience we have in the play-offs can help us because most of us have been through the play-offs twice.”