A top four finish is still possible, says Raith boss

Greig Spence heads back to the centre-spot with Joe Cardle after scoring a penalty against Morton on Saturday. Pic: Neil Doig
Greig Spence heads back to the centre-spot with Joe Cardle after scoring a penalty against Morton on Saturday. Pic: Neil Doig
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Raith Rovers manager Grant Murray believes that the chase for the promotion play-offs is back on after two good results in a week.

Rovers finally broke their 10 game winless streak at home to Morton on Saturday and followed the 2-1 win with a respectable goalless draw away to league leaders Dundee on Tuesday.

Another victory this Saturday at home to Livingston will take Rovers above the visitors into sixth place, and Murray has set his sights on making up the six-point gap to fourth-placed Queen of the South.

“It’s still a possibility,” Murray told the Press.

“That’s four points from our last two games and we want to kick on and take another three points on Saturday.

“There’s not a lot of league games left now and we want to pick up as many points as we can to climb that league.”

Murray was delighted with both results and is now looking for the team to find some momentum ahead of another two games in four days, with the visit of Livingston on Saturday followed by a trip to Hamilton on Tuesday.

“Saturday was a must-win game for us - the way things have been we had to take the three points,” Murray said.

“We got the job done and I was throughly happy with the performance and attitude against Dundee.

“It can be hard when you go on a run of not winning game, but hopefully these two results have turned things for us.

“We can take a lot out of both games, and hopefully the boys take a massive lift from it.

“We’ve got a big game on Saturday against Livingston - we’re at home and we’ll be looking to go at them and get another win.

“If we can get a bit momentum going, the more games that come the better.”

Murray was delighted to see goalkeeper Lee Robinson earn his first clean sheet for the club.

“He’s a top class goalkeeper - I don’t think he lost more than two goals in any game last season and had the most clean sheets in the league when he was at Queen of the South,” he said.

“He’s came into a team that was losing goals so I’m delighted for him getting his first clean sheet because he’s been fantastic for us.”

Rovers could be without defender Paul Watson once again after the defender picked up another foot injury on Tuesday night in what was only his third match since returning from a broken foot.

Kevin Moon also limped out of the Dundee match, and is a doubt for Saturday.