Jason Brown has credited Peterhead with kick-starting his career and hopes their squad remains intact for a crack at League 1.
Brown joined Peterhead from Caley Thistle in 2017 and instantly became a regular at Balmoor, having only played one senior game with Inverness after coming through their youth system.
His two years with the Blue Toon have seen him challenging for promotion at the end of both seasons, with victory over Queen’s Park last weekend earning him his first winners medal.
It has proved a fulfilling experience for Brown and he hopes there is more to come as the club gears up for its return to League 1.
He said: “When I first came I wasn’t expeceting to play as much as I was. I’m really happy here – I’ve found my feet and to play regular football at this level with such a good team is amazing. Saturday topped it all off.
“We’ve definitely got the squad to do well in League 1 but we’ll see what happens in the summer.
“We haven’t looked that far forward yet and we know in the dressing room we’ve got one hell of a squad. We’ll be able to compete, that’s for sure.
“It feels so good and it will sink in. I’m delighted – it’s the first time I’ve won something and I couldn’t be happier.”
Brown will now become a Cove Rangers fan, with his brother Jordon – a former Blue Toon player – on the books at the Balmoral Stadium and facing the first of a two-legged play-off with Berwick Rangers at the weekend. The victor will earn a place in the league that Peterhead have just vacated and for Cove, that would fulfil a huge aspiration.
“Cove had a great result and Jordon was happy. But they’ve got another tough game against Berwick next weekend and I’ll be rooting for them that’s for sure.”
Brown spent the second half of the 2016-17 season on loan at Cove Rangers from the Caley Jags and won the Highland League Cup. He had made one senior appearance that season under Richie Foran, against Arbroath in the Betfred Cup, before briefly joining the Red Lichties on loan.
He had the chance to play alongside his brother last year before his move to John Sheran’s side in the summer.