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Brora Rangers goalkeeper Logan Ross, on loan from Ross County, is determined not to let Highland League Cup final trophy chance against Fraserburgh slip through his fingers

By Andrew Henderson

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Brora Rangers goalkeeper Logan Ross is desperate to make the most of his first chance to win a trophy.

The Cattachs take on Fraserburgh in the Highland League Cup final in Inverurie on Sunday, with 19-year-old Ross primed to start in goal.

Initially moving to Dudgeon Park in January on loan from Ross County before returning in the summer, the stopper missed out on Brora’s North of Scotland Cup triumph last season.

Logan Ross (centre) is primed to start his first cup final this weekend for Brora Rangers. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Logan Ross (centre) is primed to start his first cup final this weekend for Brora Rangers. Picture: Ken Macpherson

So he is determined not to let his first opportunity to lift silverware pass him by – although he knows it will not be easy against the Broch.

“It’s a massive occasion, I’m delighted to be playing in it,” Ross explained.

“I had two years at Lossie where we got to the semi final of the North of Scotland Cup once, but I never got any further than that.

“I’d be delighted to get my hands on the trophy – as would everyone. That’s what you want to do in football, win games and win trophies.

“I really want to move forward in my career and show that I can go and win stuff.

“I think it’s going to be a really good game, really tight. Obviously Fraserburgh got a good result at the weekend, as did we.

“We were in the Scottish Cup, but they got a result away at Brechin, so it will be a good game and hopefully we come out on top.

“It definitely adds something to the game when both teams are in good form.

“Everyone wants to win cups and leagues, but you definitely want to win silverware early in the season to put your stamp down and show that you’re in this for the long run.”

Brora may be sitting ninth in the Highland League table, but games in hand over the vast majority of the teams above them mean they are not out of the title race.

Ross hopes a cup win can prove to be a launching pad back into the title picture.

“I think it would just show that we’re ready to make our mark, and push ourselves and everyone else as far as they can go until the final whistle goes,” Ross said.

“We’re still looking to challenge for the league title. We’ve had a lot of cup games between the North of Scotland Cup, the Scottish Cup and this, and we’ve had a couple of postponements.

“Even after this weekend we’ll have plenty of games in hand to get ourselves back up there and in the fight.

“We’ve dropped points here and there, but everyone is going to drop points over the course of the season – as long as we don’t lose games, I don’t see why we can’t be in with a shout.

“Personally, it has definitely helped my confidence knowing that Brora wanted me back this season. It made me feel like they trusted me to show what I can do.”

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