Watt a way to spend your final campaign

Bank's Jamie Watt

Former Deveronvale striker Jamie Watt is looking to put one over on his old club by helping Banks o’ Dee reach the final of the Morrison Motors (Turriff) Aberdeenshire Shield at Spain Park tonight.

The prolific 39-year-old has netted two goals in each of his last four games for Dee.

Now he hopes to earn his side a place in the final of the shield against either Turriff United or Cove Rangers, another of Watt’s former clubs.

Watt was a member of the Deveronvale’s 2005-2006 championship winning side. The attacker went on to win three more league titles with Cove Rangers.

He said: “I scored the goal that won the title for Deveronvale at Cove.

“It is going to be special to play against the Vale, especially as my old team-mate Stevie Dolan is now their manager.

“It all started for me at Deveronvale as I signed for them when I was 18 when Malcolm Murray was in charge.

“Some of the best memories of my playing career were at Princess Royal Park.”

Watt intends to hang up his boots at the end of the season and would love to add another medal to his collection.

He said: “I’ve told Banks o’ Dee that this is definitely my last season as I would like to go out with a bang.

“Beating the Vale would get us into a final so that would certainly be a good start. I’ve been banging them in recently.

“I scored two last Saturday and two in each of the previous three games as well.

“I’ve also scored two in each of the three times we’ve faced Highland League opposition this season, a double against Keith, Huntly and Inverurie Locos and another double in the Scottish Cup against Ayr United.

“I’m happy to still be hitting the back of the net on a regular basis for the team.

“People have been asking me if Banks o’ Dee would go up to the Highland League if Cove get promoted to the SPFL via the pyramid system.

“To be honest, I really don’t know. That debate is for another day. What I do know is that if Cove go up we won’t see them in the Highland League again as everything is set up for them to push on from there.”

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