Raith’s Fox hunting six more points

Raith midfielder Liam Fox
Raith midfielder Liam Fox

Raith Rovers need a point from their final two league games to be mathematically safe from relegation, but Liam Fox is aiming for two wins.

Rovers are six points and 13 goals ahead of ninth-placed Cowdenbeath, who they face in their final home game of the season on Saturday.

Barring a heavy defeat in the derby, Raith should be safe, but Fox stressed that the team has not been focusing on the points or goal difference between themselves and the teams below them.

“To be honest we haven’t really discussed anything like that,” he said.

“Before the Falkirk game we were just looking to win our last three games.

“Saturday’s result was a bitter disappointiment but we’ve got two games to go so now we’re looking to take six points, and we have players good enough to do that.

“If we do that we won’t have any problems.”

Fox accepted that Rovers will need to improve on their showing at Falkirk Stadium if they are to returning to winning ways.

“They’re a decent attacking side, but there’s things for us to improve on,” he said.

“We made it difficult by conceding two goals as quickly as we did, one after the other.

“We got back into the game with the goal but after that we huffed and puffed without creating more than wee half chances.”

Fox has been disappointed with the way Rovers league campaign has turned out after an encouraging start.

“You don’t need me to tell you that it’s been disappointing,” he said. “All we can do now is win our last two games, put it to bed, and see what happens over the summer.

“There are a lot of players out of contract so everybody is playing for their futures.”

Fox joined Rovers last summer on a one-year deal after spending the previous seven years at Livingston.

“I’ve had a fantastic year here and really enjoyed the set-up and the change of scenery after being at my previous club for so long,” he said.

“It’s been great for me, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. There’s been some massive highs but some lows as well.

“I’ll probably sit down with the manager over the next couple of weeks, see what he’s thinking and see what I’m thinking, but I’d be delighted to stay.”