Declan Glass has thanked Cove Rangers for helping him earn a new contract at Dundee United.
The midfielder has been a big hit at the Balmoral Stadium since joining on loan from the Tangerines in July, notching five goals and seven assists in 17 appearances.
The 19-year-old’s form has seen United hand him a contract extension until the summer of 2022.
Glass has thanked League 2 leaders Cove for their part in him securing a new Tannadice deal.
He said: “I’ve always believed in myself that I would do well and the gaffer (Paul Hartley) sold the club to me in terms of the ambitions and what they wanted to achieve.
“I feel like I’m doing well because the team is doing well.
“I signed a new contract at Dundee United a couple of weeks ago. We’d been in talks for a wee while so I was delighted to get it done.
“Coming to Cove and playing games has got me that contract so I can’t thank everyone enough from the manager, coaches and players.
“They’ve all been great with me and hopefully I can continue to kick on.”
Given the form of Glass, questions are being asked about whether his loan with Cove will be extended beyond January or if Robbie Neilson will recall him to be part of Dundee United’s Championship title push.
Glass added: “Whatever happens in January, happens. I would love to stay at Cove. But I would also love to go back to Dundee United and get an opportunity to play there.
“It’s out of my hands but right now my focus is simply on doing well with Cove until January.”
Glass helped Cove move five points clear at the top of League Two with Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Stirling Albion.
Edinburgh City’s 1-1 draw with Elgin meant the Aberdeen outfit extended their advantage at the summit.
Glass is delighted with their start to the season and 100% home record in the league.
He said: “Results went our way and we’re five points clear at the top.
“But we need to keep building on that and get the three points on Saturday against Brechin. We’ve got a great record at home and it’s becoming a bit of a fortress for us.
“We enjoy playing at home – the pitch is great and the supporters really back us.
“There is belief in the squad because, in our first 12 league games, we’ve only suffered one defeat and one draw.
“It’s testament to the boys and the way we’ve been playing that we got those results.”