No need to panic says Raith boss

Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness.'Ross County(0) v Raith Rovers(0). 11.9.10.'Raith manager John McGlynn.
Picture - Ken Macpherson, Inverness.'Ross County(0) v Raith Rovers(0). 11.9.10.'Raith manager John McGlynn.
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RAITH boss John McGlynn says Saturday’s defeat to Ross County is nothing to worry about and has backed the side to get themselves off the bottom of the table.

Rovers came up short against the runaway league leaders in a 4-2 reverse that saw them slide to the bottom of the table.

But the manager said that they were simply beaten by a better side and will soon start to pick up points.

“There are certain days where you just have to hold your hands up and say you were beaten by the better team,” he said.

“That’s how it was and I don’t think there’s any shame in that.That’s the best anyone has played against us this season.”

McGlynn said that despite the defeat there were a lot of positives to take.

He said: “It was a second game for a number of the young lads and we scored two goals away from home. It was just unfortunate that we came up against a stronger team on the day.

“I still believe that we should have defended the goals better. Over the years that I’ve been here our goals against column has been very low, so we’re not happy about the amount of goals that we lost.”

Positives

Despite Rovers perilous position McGlynn is positive in his outlook for the remainder of the season.

“Come 10 to five this Saturday it could be someone else there because there’s only five points separating bottom of the table with Partick Thistle who are sitting fourth,” he said

“I can see a yo-yo of one team up, one team down over the next few weeks when teams play others who are round about them in the table and a win here, a point there, will make a difference.

“We’re 15 games into a 36 game league there’s a long way to go and I’m looking forward to the game on Saturday. A good performance and result it could be a different table on Saturday night.

“For me it’s a new challenge.

Character

‘‘It’s a test of character and strength. You’ve got to stand up and be counted like everybody else because the buck stops with the manager as everyone knows.

‘‘But we’re not doing an awful lot wrong and after the win against Hamilton it would have been nice to have got anyone but Ross County to keep the momentum going. Now we need to get another victory and get the momentum going again.

“We won our last game at home which gives us confidence and there’s nothing between the rest. We’re all focused on what we need to do - get three points and kick on.”