Raith bid to steal seventh

1812010 SSFF raith qots 'John Baird slips the ball past Lee Robinson for Raith's second goal as Brian Graham looks on - Raith Rovers against Queen of the South at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
1812010 SSFF raith qots 'John Baird slips the ball past Lee Robinson for Raith's second goal as Brian Graham looks on - Raith Rovers against Queen of the South at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy

JOHN McGlynn is not satisfied with just escaping relegation – he now wants to finish high as possible.

The Raith Rovers manager is hoping to steal seventh place from Morton on the final day of the season by winning in Greenock this Saturday.

“It would be great to jump above Morton,” he said. “If do that we’ll finish on 44 points, which would be one point less than we got two years ago when we got to semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

“That would suggest it’s not been as bad a season as some would maybe make out.

“We’ll be in a more relaxed frame of mind so hopefully that means we can play good football and get the result.”

Raith have flirted with relegation all season, but McGlynn believes the club deserve to stay in division one.

“No one can point the finger and say we didn’t deserve to stay up,” he said. It’s been thin margins all season.

“A win on Saturday will mean the gap between ourselves and the teams in mid-table will be very little.

“A linesman keeping his flag down on a couple of occasions could have had a massive difference.”

Meanwhile, Rovers have reported record sales of season tickets during the month of April.

The club has sold almost 900 season tickets for the 2012-13 campaign as fans flocked to take advantage of early bird discounts, which included free tickets for primary school children.