Martin Scott helped Cove Rangers out of the Highland League – now he wants to stop Brechin City dropping into it.
Scott marked his debut for the SPFL’s bottom club on Saturday with a goal against Elgin City.
However, it proved in vain as Brechin conceded twice in the last 10 minutes to remain at the foot of League 2.
Mark Wilson’s side have picked up just one point from their last six games and are six points adrift of second-bottom Albion Rovers, who have two games in hand.
Experienced forward Scott, who completed his move from Cove on Friday, will do all he can to help them avoid becoming the first team relegated into the Highland League.
He said: “That’s the aim. Everyone at the club is doing everything they can to prevent that from happening. From my short time here, I already feel welcome and positivity is the key.
“When I spoke to the manager here, I was confident this was the place to come and hopefully add something different to the team.
“Logistically and your family-football balance has to be right. Brechin ticked all the boxes and I know the players here have got quality. Everyone at the club is working their utmost to turn the results around.”
Scott scored four goals in 24 games for Cove after signing last year, prior to the end of the Highland League season.
However, a desire for first-team football at the age of 33 prompted him to speak to manager Paul Hartley about a potential move.
The League 2 leaders had already recruited Rory McAllister from Peterhead this month and added winger Broque Watson from Annan Athletic on deadline day.
Scott added: “I had the discussion with the manager and he was really good about it. He didn’t make it difficult for me in any way.
“Cove made a couple of signings in the January window and I’d been playing regularly up until that point. The next game the manager started someone else and I felt like it was the time to move on for a new challenge, rather than play a bit-part.
“I could easily have sat up there. I had 16 months left on my contract and I was coming on, playing my part. I loved my time up there, it’s a great club and it’s been one of the best 12 months of my football career.
“Cove are going to win the league; in my opinion they’re the best team with the best players. They’ve got a great setup there and everyone is pulling in the right direction.”