Believe in yourselves, says Murray.

Rovers boss Grant Murray is up for the cup. 1414163
Rovers boss Grant Murray is up for the cup. 1414163

It wouldn’t be flying too high to assume most people outwith Stark’s Park have already written off Raith as Ramsdens Cup no-hopers.

Faced with a Rangers side which steam rolled its way undefeated to a League One title this season Rovers, despite being in a league higher, are considered rank outsiders for Sunday’s clash.

But try telling that to Stark’s boss Grant Murray who has warned his opponents that single minded Raith are heading to Easter Road determined to lift the cup.

He said: “We want the players to enjoy it but don’t get me wrong - we’re going there to win the cup.

“We won’t be there to make up the numbers, we’re there for a reason because we deserve to be.

“Yes we respect Rangers because they are a massive club and, although they may have picked up a couple of injuries, it doesn’t matter what team they put out, it’ll be a quality side.

“Going out and playing in a cup final against Rangers should be something that as a player you enjoy.”

The side faced the Press on Tuesday before Murray and his squad headed off clay pigeon shooting to take their mind of the club’s highest profile game in years.

Murray said it was all part of what should be a unique week to savour for his squad.

“I want to get the players as relaxed as I can this week and also focused,” said the boss.

“We’re going to work hard, but we’ll also rest properly.

“We’re in a unique situation where we’re playing Rangers in a Ramsdens Cup final.

“It’s the first time for ourselves but also for a club the size of Rangers.

“It’s a great occasion and something that the players can look back on with, hopefully, a winner’s medal.

“This is a week for the players to really enjoy themselves and put in what they always put into training.”

The manager added that he had virtually made his mind up on his starting XI, but said he was delighted to see all members of his squad putting everything into training at their Glenrothes training base.

“The players understand how big a game this is and they have a belief in themselves,” said the boss.

“They have one opportunity at it so we don’t want them to look back and say ‘if only’.”