Andy McDonald wants to rack up as many games as possible after returning to Elgin City on loan.
The former St Mirren defender, who left Elgin in the summer for West of Scotland side St Cadoc’s, rejoined on a temporary deal ahead of Saturday’s game against Stirling Albion.
Delays to the start of the WoS campaign meant the deal made sense to all parties, with McDonald signing for the season at Borough Briggs but with St Cadoc’s able to recall him when their season is due to begin.
McDonald was desperate to get playing again, after returning from a knee injury, so a return to Elgin made sense.
He said: “There’s a bit of limbo just now with what’s happening. Gavin (Price) messaged me whether I’d be interested in coming back and I had to run it past St Cadoc’s first.
“I just wanted to start playing competitive football as soon as possible. I really enjoyed Saturday – it was sorted out the morning of the game. I was travelling up and it hadn’t been sorted yet.
“It was a good result and the boys played well. Obviously we want to do well in the cup but the league is the main thing.”
Elgin travel to Montrose tonight after Saturday’s 2-0 win, with goals from Kane Hester and Russell Dingwall. Hester was later sent off for a second booking.
Montrose took Ross County to penalties last week but were beaten 3-1 away at Angus rivals Arbroath at the weekend.
McDonald added: “We played them on the day they won League Two. I think we were beating them 1-0 until the last 10 minutes.
“Pick up a result tonight and it puts us in a good position in the group to qualify. It’s not the main focus but you want to do well.”