Scott Davidson has set his sights on helping Nairn County break into the top four of the Highland League this year.
The striker, who moved from Brora Rangers to the Wee County in November, scored twice on Saturday as his side inflicted a 3-2 defeat on title challengers Inverurie Locos.
The victory leaves Nairn in sixth spot and eight points adrift of fourth-placed Rothes but Davidson sees no reason why his side can’t keep moving up the table.
The forward, whose side travel to Strathspey Thistle this weekend, said: “We have Strathspey and Keith next and they are two big games for us as they are games we should be looking to win. Top four is our aim.
“We have managed to beat Brora and Inverurie Locos this season and we drew with Fraserburgh.
“We can’t be doing that against the big teams in the league and then losing matches to the sides that are down the table.
“Rothes have shown what can happen if you go on a winning run as they have been brilliant since Ross Jack came in.
“Nairn only lost three times at home during 2019.We are three points behind Buckie who have a game in hand but you never know what can happen.”
It is not the first time this season that Nairn have troubled one of the Highland League heavyweights, having defeated Brora 1-0 in August and drawn 2-2 with Fraserburgh in September.
Davidson added: “It was a great result for us against a team who are challenging Brora for the title.
“We have got a really good record against the bigger teams. We had three tough games leading into the match against Locos with two tough games against Rothes and then Brora Rangers.
“We stood off them a bit and the manager spoke to us about how important it is to work hard and not to give these teams time on the ball. That paid off against Locos.”
Davidson feels it was a major blow to the Harlaw Park side’s hopes of challenging for the championship. He said: “It is difficult to see anyone stopping Brora after this. Brora have been flying and I think we did them a favour at the weekend.
“I received a few text messages on Sunday from the Brora boys. I can’t see past them for the title.”
Davidson is enjoying being back on the pitch after enduring a frustrating end to his time at Brora when he found playing opportunities limited.
He added: “I’m loving my time at Nairn.
“I am playing games and back among the goals.
“If you are playing you are always going to be happy but I wasn’t really getting that game time towards the end of my time at Brora.
“I feel it has been a really good move for me.
“We have a young squad and even though I am 25 I do feel like I am bringing a bit of experience to the team.
“Hopefully 2020 can be a good year for us. We have certainly made a good start.”
Meanwhile, Nairn defender Adam Naismith has agreed a two-year extension that will keep him at the club until 2022.