Still plenty at stake in Raith’s final league game

Ross Callachan clips the ball past Jon Robertson - Raith Rovers against Cowdenbeath at Stark's Park. Pic: Neil Doig
Ross Callachan clips the ball past Jon Robertson - Raith Rovers against Cowdenbeath at Stark's Park. Pic: Neil Doig
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Raith Rovers still have plenty to play for in the final game of the season this Saturday both in terms of league position and club finances.

Rovers travel to Livingston knowing that, despite a healthy 11-goal advantage over ninth-placed Cowdenbeath, they still need a point to be absolutely certain of their place in the division next season.

However, the focus for manager Grant Murray is on earning the victory that would see Rovers leapfrog Livingston into sixth place - a finish that would net the club an extra £16,000 in prize money.

“It will be a hard game going to Livingston but it’s one we’re capable of winning,” Murray told the Press.

“It’s a massive one for us because we want to end on a high, as well as finishing as high up the table as possible.

“We’re no different from the position we were in last week - nothing is concrete so we really need to go out and do it for ourselves.

“Three points on Saturday would be a satisfying end to the season and give the fans something to take into the summer.”

The Rovers squad were invited along to the Town House on Monday night for a civic reception to celebrate the team’s Ramsdens Cup win.

However, the failure to challenge for a top four place in the league has taken some of the shine off the campaign.

“Early in the season a top four place looked a possibility but we didn’t win enough games to do that,” Murray said.

“It lets people know how hard and difficult this league is. We had key injuries, but other teams can say the same.

“We’ve just not been consistent enough in the league, but we’ve had good cup runs, and winning the cup was a huge thing. It’s been a positive season, albeit one we want to improve on.”

Rovers will be without the suspended duo Reece Donaldson and Calum Elliot for Saturday’s game, while Jason Thomson is injured.

Dougie Hill is available, while Kevin Moon could return to the side after coming through some light training.