This squad can WIN PROMOTION

0511005 SSFF raith falkirk 'Raith Rovers backroom staff look pn as Falkirk go 2 -1 ahead - Raith Rovers against Falkirk FC at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
0511005 SSFF raith falkirk 'Raith Rovers backroom staff look pn as Falkirk go 2 -1 ahead - Raith Rovers against Falkirk FC at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
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RAITH Rovers boss John McGlynn is confident he has the squad to maintain a title challenge after the transfer deadline passed without any arrivals or departures from Stark’s Park.

With cashflow tight at the Kirkcaldy club there was never any prospect of new signings, but McGlynn was relieved not to have lost anyone after Inverness failed to follow up a declared interest in Gregory Tade.

McGlynn told SportsPress: “Deadline day passed without any excitement whatsoever.

Happy situation

There was never going to be anyone coming in because we knew the situation beforehand, but I was reasonably happy that we never lost anyone.

“It’s always nice to gain someone and bring a fresh face into the dressing room, but it was never going to be so we move on.”

Rovers current squad has established a two point lead at the top of the First Division after 19 games – and McGlynn believes his players have what it takes to stay there.

“Other clubs may bring in players to bolster their chances, but we’ve got a tight group who all understand their jobs and what it takes,” he said.

“We’ve no champagne Charlies. We have an honest group of players who have worked really hard together to get the club into the position we’re in right now.

“We hope they continue to perform the way they have done, try to keep our unbeaten away record intact, and stay at top of league for as long as possible.”

Better record

Rovers have only lost three times in the league this season, but McGlynn reckons that his team’s performances deserve an even better record.

“We’re looking at three home defeats this season, and I don’t know how we’ve lost any one of them,” he said.

“We could be sitting here unbeaten in the league considering that we feel very aggrieved at the three games we’ve lost.

“We’ve taken one point from our last two home games, but we’ve lost no confidence because the team have given two excellent performances – real up and at them football.

“It’s difficult to point the finger because the lads have put so much into the games. Our opponents have just managed to take the most they could possible get out of the games, while maybe not deserving it.

“We just have to dust ourselves down, and try to turn these good performances into wins and get back on a run again.”

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