Raith boss McGlynn looking for ‘extra two per cent’

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JOHN McGlynn believes an “extra two per cent” is all it could take to get Raith Rovers back to winning ways.

The manager is adamant that his team did not deserve to lose to both Falkirk and Dundee, and is confident that a fourth consecutive defeat can be avoided in the crunch match against Ayr United at Stark’s Park on Saturday.

“We’re not doing an awful lot wrong but we’re not getting the points we deserve from games,” McGlynn told SportsPress.

“We could be sitting here with six points from last two weeks, yet we’ve got nothing. It’s very frustrating.

“We’ve all taken a knock but we have to keep our heads up and keep believing that what we’re doing is the right thing.

Committed

“The players are fully committed to every ball and are working their socks off but we’re just not getting a break.

“Getting an extra two per cent out of everyone might just make the difference.”

Fed-up fans have flooded web forums this week to vent their frustration at recent form, which including the end of last season, shows Rovers winning only seven of their last 25 competitive matches. McGlynn understands the criticism, but pleaded with fans not to turn on the team this Saturday.

He said: “If fans want to have a go, I’ve not got any complaints with that. You’ve just got to ride the storm.

“But if I’m a fan I’m looking for the players to work their socks off and do their absolute best, and you’d be hard pushed to suggest otherwise.

Rally

“Yes we’re not winning, but we’ve no divine right to win. We must stick together because that is ultimately what will get us out of it.

“On Saturday, turning on the players or the manager is only going to help Ayr United. It’s up to everyone to rally round, and get through this.”

McGlynn recognises the efforts going into The Fife Free Press led Rally Round Rovers fundraising campaign, and hopes supporters can show the same level of support during games.

“A lot of supporters are doing good things for the club - and I take my hat off to them,” he said.

“If they put that same commitment between 3.00 and 5.00 p.m on Saturday into singing and cheering on the team that will be every bit as important to us as going out and doing a fundraising event.”

Iain Davidson (groin) and Scott McBride (tendonitis) remain sidelined with injury but Laurie Ellis has recovered from the dead leg that forced him off against Dundee and is available for the visit of Ayr.