We all need to stick together to get this win

Dougie Hill roars on the Raith fans after scoring against Alloa on Tuesday. Pic: Neil Doig
Dougie Hill roars on the Raith fans after scoring against Alloa on Tuesday. Pic: Neil Doig

Raith Rovers defender Dougie Hill believes that the team’s first league win of 2014 is just around the corner.

Rovers winless league run stretched to nine games on Tuesday night as Hill’s header rescued a point in the 1-1 draw at home to Alloa.

The centre-back believes it was a game Rovers should have won, and he urged everyone to stick together ahead of the Falkirk match at Stark’s Park this Saturday.

“There’s not much more you can do to try and win a game,” he said.“It’s probably the most we’ve ever battered a team at home but we just couldn’t get that second goal.

“The wins will definitely come. We’re scoring goals and we look like winning games, we just need everyone to stick together.

“We lost a sloppy goal and then everyone turned on us - which doesn’t help.

“You can see boys heads go down, and they’d rather not have the ball at that point in time.

“Everyone at the club - from the manager, to the players and fans - needs to stick together until we get that win.

“Once it comes I’m sure we’ll kick on.”

Hill revealed that he took a pain-killing injection in order to feature in the Alloa match.

He said: “I’ve got an inflamed nerve, which doesn’t sound like much, but believe me it’s painful.

“That’s why I wasn’t available for the Dumbarton game, but luckily the club got me an injection which allowed me to play on Tuesday.

“It came on after the Hibs game and gradually got worse to the point where after the Hamilton game I was struggling to walk.

“The injection has helped and it should hopefully be cleared by next week.

“We’ve got massive games coming up so I don’t want there to be any excuse for me not to be in the team.”

Raith boss Grant Murray was frustrated with Tuesday’s draw with Alloa.

“I was happy with the way we started the game but to fall a goal behind the way we did was hard to take,” he said.

“It was a poor goal to lose, especially when we’re so far on top, but we’ve got to take our chances.

“Credit to to Alloa, they go up the park once and take theirs. It gives them a big lift and leaves us needing two goals to beat them.

“We didn’t have two goals in us on Tuesday but it wasn’t for the lack of pressure or chances created.

“We’ve just got to be more ruthless in taking them when they come along.”

Murray is confident that the team’s can get the win they crave against Falkirk this Saturday.

“Saturday and Tuesday was the best starts to league games we’ve made in a while,” he said.

“We just have to make sure that we get ahead in games, and punish teams when we’re on top.”