I want to score every week

KIRKCALDY;'Raith v Berwick - Scottish Communities League Cup first round ;'goalscorer BRIAN GRAHAM celebrates Raiths 3rd goal with Pat Clarke'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'Raith v Berwick - Scottish Communities League Cup first round ;'goalscorer BRIAN GRAHAM celebrates Raiths 3rd goal with Pat Clarke'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
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RAITH Rovers fans sing that Brian Graham scores when he wants.

So they will be delighted to hear that the on-form forward wants to score every week.

Graham has started the new season on fire, hitting the net three times in the first two competitive games – on top of the two he scored during preseason.

So far, the hitman is continuing the scoring form that saw him grab 10 goals in the final eight matches of last season.

Now the 24-year-old hopes to take his scoring streak into the new league campaign, which begins at home to Hamilton Accies on Saturday.

“I’m delighted with the way I’ve started,” he told the Press.

“Hopefully I can stay injury free and keep scoring every week – that’s the plan anyway.

“I finished last season particularly well, and I’ve taken that confidence into this season.

“I’ve got three goals in two weeks and that’s your job as a striker. Hopefully I can keep it going.”

Double

Graham’s double helped Rovers to a nervy 4-3 victory over Third Division Berwick Rangers in Saturday’s Scottish Communities League Cup tie.

“We don’t half do things the hard way,” he said.

“We kept falling behind and whenever we equalised I thought we took the foot off the gas a wee bit.

“Fair play to Berwick, they passed the ball really well and didn’t look like a Third Division team to me.

“We started slowly but we showed character to come back.

“We knew they would come here and up their game, just as we did in preseason when we played bigger sides.

“That’s the standard we’ve set for ourselves and we have to produce that every week.

“Maybe it wasn’t our best performance but the most important thing is we’re in the next round.”

With wins over Wick and Berwick behind them, Graham feels Raith are in good shape ahead of the visit of Hamilton.

“We’ve got to be confident going into the game,” he said.

“We started last season well and fell away, so the aim this time is to start well and carry it on.”

Ambition

Graham will set out with the ambition of challenging for the title after odds on favourites Dundee were promoted to the SPL.

“As a club we want to do better than last season,” he said.

“But you’ve got you’re own ambitions as well and inside you want to win the league.

“Can we do it? You never know.

“This league is wide open and if we can get a few wins under our belt the belief will start to grow.

“And if we can keep it tight at the back we’ve got guys up front who will score goals.

“There’s no reason why we can’t kick up the league.”

Graham is enjoying life at Stark’s Park under the management of new player-boss Grant Murray.

“Grant was our captain and everybody looked up to him and respected him so it’s been fine,” he said.

“We all knew Grant would go into management one day because he’s a top pro.

“Training has been excellent and we’ve got two results – so far so good.”