Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Cove Rangers winning machine will not be derailed by step up in class – Connor Scully

Paul McGowan, left, of Dundee and Connor Scully.
Paul McGowan, left, of Dundee and Connor Scully.

Cove Rangers stalwart Connor Scully insists the club’s winning mentality cannot be easily shaken.

Since Scully’s emergence into the team as a 16-year-old, the club has been on an upwards trajectory with plenty of silverware collected along the way.

Their first season as an SPFL club, while entered into with the goal of consolidation, ended up being one of unprecedented success as they surged to the League Two title.

Scully is not getting ahead of himself and predicting a third straight promotion.

The challenges that lie ahead, with three full-time teams to face in a shortened season, present an obstacle they have not faced before.

But the years of winning titles have instilled a desire for success, regardless of what level they are playing at.

Ahead of tonight’s friendly against Fraserburgh, Scully said: “In my head, I would like to think we can go pushing up all the leagues, but I know it’s not going to be easy.

“With this team we’ve got, we want to stay in the league and maybe push for the promotion play-off. There’s only 27 games now so you’ve got to be on it from the start.

“If we can keep up the home form the same as last season, then we should be there or thereabouts.

“But I think, realistically, we want to stay in this league for a season and then push on the year after.

“I’m not saying it’s not going to happen, because this team is full of winners and when you’ve got that in you, you carry that with you whatever league you’re in.

“I’d like to think we’d be pushing for promotion.”

Scully has been part of Cove and their journey up from the Highland ranks.

The last time Cove finished outside the top three in any division was 2014, in which they came seventh in the Highland League.

Scully added: “I’ve never really felt what it’s like to be losing every week. It’s a bad habit to get into anyway.

“We’re all winners, we’ve won so much together and you’re adding a few other guys that have played at top clubs.

“When you’ve got that blend it really works well.”

The 27-year-old midfielder started all 28 league games last season and was only taken off in two of them. His consistency has made him an ever-present in the team, something he hopes to take into the new campaign.

Scully said: “If I can be consistent and play, that’s the main thing for me. If I can chip in with a few goals this season I would like to, as I did have a few opportunities last season.

“My main aim is to be an eight or nine out of ten every game and see where that takes us.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in