Blair Yule reckons Cove Rangers team-mate Harry Milne has the credentials to play at a higher level – but may do it with the Aberdeen club.
Milne has been impressive in his first season as an SPFL player, with three goals and four assists in 18 league games. He set up Mitch Megginson’s goal in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Annan Athletic last weekend – his first assist since August.
The 23-year-old has been a key feature of Cove’s attacking style of play this season, getting forward on a regular basis from left-back to supplement the attack. Yule has played opposite him and has missed only 15 minutes of league action this season.
“Harry is unstoppable once he gets the ball at his feet,” said Yule. “The ball he put in for Mitch’s goal last week was a real ‘corridor cross’; the goalkeeper and defender couldn’t get it.
“All credit goes to him as he puts a lot of effort in behind the scenes. He definitely has the credentials to play at a higher level but the way Cove are going – they are a club that is all about bringing success to the fans, manager and players.
“Harry is pretty focused on doing well at Cove and who knows what lies in store. He’s still young.”
The pair’s first aim will be to ensure Cove at least maintain their five-point lead at the top of League 2. They travel to Albion Rovers for the second time this season today, with a pulsating 4-4 draw the result when the two sides last met in August.
With Edinburgh City visiting the Balmoral Stadium in a fortnight, the aim for Paul Hartley’s side is just to continue churning out their own results.
Yule added: “We just look to the next game, one week at a time. If we keep racking up three points, that’s all we can do. Edinburgh need to keep doing the same.
“The professionalism shown by the players has really racked up and all the focus is on the next goal: staying where we are. The players didn’t expect to be doing so well but it’s down to the hard work and training we go through.”
Yule returned to the club in the summer of 2018, after a season at Arbroath, in order to gain promotion to the SPFL. He has paid tribute to manager Paul Hartley for taking the club on to another level since then.
He said: “People who were there last year will have seen we played attractive football at home, as the pitch suits us. Now the manager has really taken that on board and turned us into a team that is always trying to play good football.
“The one year I was away, it just seemed to have gone up a level and you could tell the focus was to get promoted. Now that we’re in the leagues, the first aim was to cement our place but we’re doing alright at the minute.”