We won’t be intimidated says Thomson
Raith Rovers captain Jason Thomson insists the team will not be intimidated by the Dens Park atmosphere on Saturday.
With both clubs currently in the title hunt and nipping at the heels of league leaders Hamilton, the match is expected to attract a crowd in excess of 5000.
But right-back Thomson says that, on the back of an 11-game unbeaten run, Rovers are confident they can silence the big home support.
“They’ll be hoping for a big crowd up there, but we’ll go up full of belief and confidence,” he told the Press.
“We’re scoring goals and we’ve had two clean sheets in the last two games.
“Apart from the cup game against Hearts, when we lost on penalties, we’re unbeaten since our first league game.
“It’s a really good run to be on and that’s where we’re getting our confidence and belief from.”
Rovers will aim to become the first side to win a league match at Dens this season.
“We’ll be going for the win,” Thomson said. “The way we play, I don’t think we can go up and think any other way.
“They are certainly beatable. We’ve played everyone now and there’s no-one who you’d say will run away with the league.
“If go up there and get any sort of result we’ll be happy.”
Rovers start to the season has resulted in them picking up the tag of potential title contenders, but Thomson insists there has been no such talk in the dressing room.
“There’s not been any talk of it from the boys really,” he said.
“It’s all been about getting a top four place and that would be a great achievement for the club.
“But if we get to Christmas and we’re still up there, and I hope we are, then you never know.”
Rovers will travel to Dens on the back of a comfortable Scottish Cup win over East Stirling on Sunday.
“We played Annan a few weeks ago in the Ramsdens Cup so we knew what needed to be done,” Thomson said.
“It was a tight first half, but we got the early goal in the second half which settled us and I think we were comfortable winners in the end.
“There wasn’t too many shocks over the weekend and we definitely didn’t want to be one of them.”