McGlynn confident goals will come

KIRKCALDY;'Raith Rovers v Morecambe; Trialist from Hearts DANNY THOMSON'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'Raith Rovers v Morecambe; Trialist from Hearts DANNY THOMSON'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
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RAITH Rovers manager John McGlynn remains upbeat despite his side’s lack of victories so far in pre-season.

The Kirkcaldy side have lost two and drawn one of their three friendlies, but speaking to Sportspress after Tuesday’s match with Morecambe, the boss promised that “the goals will come”.

He said: “I was very pleased with tonight’s game. It was an excellent run out. Both teams tried to play football and the first half was just missing a goal really.

“Overall we defended very well. We made one error, in trying to step up for an offside decision that we didn’t get, and we lose a goal from it.

“But we rallied round and got the goal back, which I thought was the least we deserved. It would have been hard on us to have lost that game.

“I thought the lads showed a lot of spirit to come back and generally we’ve had that over the years.

“Having lost two games I was delighted that we came back, though it would be nice to see what happens when we put ourselves in front, we haven’t done that yet.

“I’m not really concerned that we haven’t won yet. We always look to win, we want to win, it hasn’t quite happened, but we’re playing good football and if you do that you’ve got a chance.”

After praising new signings Brian Graham and Joe Hamill, McGlynn said that work on retaining the services of another SPL signing to go with Stephen Reynolds was, “still ongoing, but yet to be finalised.”

There was, however, another new face on the Rovers bench on Tuesday night - Danny Thomson who was listed as a ‘trialist’.

“He’s a temporary loan from Hearts,” said McGlynn. “I thought he played very well when he came on and he’s got the opportunity to play for us again at the weekend and we’ll see how that goes.”

Rovers now head to Bayview Park to face East Fife in the Gilvenbank Hotel Festival on Saturday, a match McGlynn is looking forward to.

“It’ll be a tough one,” he said. “East Fife have played some big names with Hearts and Hibs, so they’ll be used to playing against good sides.

“John Robertson has got a good squad there and it’ll be a right good test but at the same time we’re looking to get back to winning ways.”