Murray disappointed to end winning run

2712049 SSFF grant murray 'Grant Murray, new Manager of Raith Rovers - at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
2712049 SSFF grant murray 'Grant Murray, new Manager of Raith Rovers - at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
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WHILE disappointed to see his winning run come to an end, Raith Rovers manager Grant Murray was pleased with another clean sheet on Saturday.

Murray’s five-game winning streak since taking over as Rovers boss was snapped by an impressive Livingston side, who left Stark’s Park with a point following a 0-0 draw.

Raith had goalkeeper David McGurn to thank for keeping the scores blank at half-time as the visitors dominated, but the Kirkcaldy side finished the stronger and had chances to make it six wins from six late in the second half.

“The boys are disappointed they didn’t sneak it at the end,” Murray said.

“Livingston are a good side and they move the ball well but I thought we were well organised, and limited them to few clear cut chances.

“You’re never going to dominate a game for 90 minutes in this league, and keeping clean sheets is just as important as scoring at the other end.

“I’m happy with the way we defended as a whole team.”

Raith have only a few days rest before travelling to Dingwall on Tuesday night for a Scottish Communities League Cup second round tie against last season’s runaway First Division champions Ross County.

Rovers‘ goalkeeper McGurn is anticipating a difficult match.

“They’ve been undefeated for over a year and that tells you they are an excellent team,” he said.

“It will be tough, but after three clean sheets in the league, hopefully we can take confidence from that.

“We’ve always found it a hard place to go but anything can happen in a cup game.”