Cove Rangers boss Paul Hartley rated Harry Milne as one of the best young players he has worked with after the defender signed a new long-term deal.
Milne signed a three-year contract extension yesterday, keeping him at the Balmoral Stadium until 2022 and Hartley hopes there is more to come from the talented full-back.
The 23-year-old has been a regular in the side 2014 and is closing in on 200 games for the League 2 leaders. He is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury but could return for the Queen’s Park game on December 21.
Hartley said: “He’s made a big impression but there’s still a lot to come from him.
“He’s done very well and it’s good to get him tied up for the next few years. He’s got good attributes and there’s still parts of his game we think he can improve on. In terms of attacking-wise and positional sense, he’s terrific.”
Hartley himself signed a three-year contract when he joined the club in the summer, with this latest move geared towards long-term planning.
He added: “We want to build a team over the next couple of year. It’s going to be a long process for us – our job is to try make them better and for them all to improve together. It gives us that stability.”
Milne went off injured against Annan Athletic, along with Daniel Higgins who will be sidelined until at least the end of January.
Midfielders Chris Antoniazzi and Matty Smith, on loan from the Dons and Dundee United respectively, are out long-term.
Cove return to league action against Stenhousemuir on Saturday.