Gregor MacDonald hopes starring for Keith in the Highland League can help him make waves with Ross County.
The winger is on-loan to the Maroons from the Staggies for the season and starred in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Formartine United at North Lodge Park.
The 19-year-old’s long term ambition is to make the grade at the top level with the Dingwall side and he believes Keith have helped him a lot on that journey.
MacDonald said: “I’m really enjoying playing games regularly. I missed a lot of last season through injury. But this season I’ve played a lot and I think getting games at Highland League level has helped me a lot. When you’re playing top teams like Formartine and others you have to learn quickly because if you make mistakes they will find you out.
“Hopefully I can keep performing well for Keith and then push on with Ross County next season.”
MacDonald grabbed the winner for Keith in midweek with a fine lobbed finish beyond Formartine goalkeeper Kevin Main. The goalscorer admitted he did not see ball reach the net after colliding with Main.
He added: “I looked up when I was on the ground and saw it was in the net so that was great. I was unlucky not to get a second goal right at the end, but it was a good team performance.”
Keith sit 10th in the Highland League and with nine games remaining MacDonald is hoping the Kynoch Park outfit can finish the season strongly.
He said: “After losing the derby to Huntly it was the perfect response. The manager was looking for a reaction from us and he got that against Formartine.”