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’s Fyvie hoping to fit enough to face old club Hibs

Cove Rangers midfielder Fraser Fyvie.
Cove Rangers midfielder Fraser Fyvie.

Fraser Fyvie is hoping he’ll be able to play some part when Cove Rangers tackle Hibs this weekend.

The midfielder hurt his knee in a friendly against Dundee last Saturday week and didn’t feature in the Aberdeen side’s final two pre-season friendlies against Fraserburgh and Banks o’ Dee.

Fyvie played for Hibs from 2015 until 2017 and helped the Easter Road side win the Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years in 2016 and then the Championship title 12 months later.

The former Wigan and Aberdeen player hopes he can train this week and be involved in Cove’s League Cup Group B opener which is live on Premier Sports this Saturday.

The 27-year-old said: “The knee is fine, it’s nothing major at all. I just got a wee dunt on my knee really against Dundee.

“Both of us involved came off and it was just a collision more than anything so I’ve not been looking at more than a couple of weeks.

“We’ll see how the knee progresses over the next few days, I’ll have to play it by ear and see how it goes.

“Of course I’m hoping I’m able to play a part. You want to play in every game regardless of who it is against.

“I’ve had knee injuries in the past and I know sometimes you have to be cautious and allow it an extra few days to recover before you get back on the training pitch.”

Fyvie still keeps in touch with some of his former Hibs team-mates and looks back fondly on his time in Leith.

He added: “Those two years turned out to be some of the best of my career leaving Wigan and going there it was a good time.

“There are a few lads still there who I still have conversations with. There’s a really good bunch of boys there and that was a good time to be at Hibs.

“Getting out of the Championship and winning the Scottish Cup were major achievements.”

Fyvie says the Cove squad are relishing facing Hibs on what will be a big day for the club.

“It’s good for the club,” he said. “Obviously it would have been great if fans were allowed in but sadly that’s not the case.

“It’s on TV at least, it’s one that all the boys are looking forward to and it’s great having them at home.

“It will be a good challenge for us. I’m not sure if they’ll rest a few boys and play some that haven’t been involved as much.

“I’d imagine they do that because that tends to be what happens with the League Cup is used by for these teams.

“It’s probably the same for us to an extent because everyone has had six months off so everyone is needing games.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in