We deserve more points, says Raith midfielder McCord

Ryan McCord in the thick of the action in the 1-1 draw against St Mirren at Stark's Park on Tuesday. Pic: George McLuskie
Ryan McCord in the thick of the action in the 1-1 draw against St Mirren at Stark's Park on Tuesday. Pic: George McLuskie

Raith Rovers have only collected two points from the last 15 but midfielder Ryan McCord insists the team’s performances deserved better.

McCord was speaking after Tuesday’s draw against St Mirren that saw Rovers concede an 89th minute equaliser, just three days after losing a three-goal lead in Dumbarton.

The midfielder reckons Raith should have won both games, and that they also deserved to take something from the defeat to Falkirk at Stark’s Park a fortnight ago.

“We should have taken more out of the last three games,” McCord told the Press. “We’re playing well - but at the start of the season we were getting away with the things that we were doing.

“Now we just seem to be getting punished for everything we’re doing - and fair play to the St Mirren boy, he’s hit a wonder strike.

“The second half was horrible, scrappy, and there wasn’t much in it - but it’s only a wonder strike that’s done us.”

McCord admitted that Raith need to learn to see out games after throwing away leads in each of the past three games.

“We played well on Saturday up to 80 minutes then we just crumbled,” he said. “We are playing well, we just need to keep doing it for 90 minutes. It’s the last 10 minutes we seem to be killing ourselves.

“We are confident, and playing not bad, so we just need to keep going. It’s just seeing games out and the gaffer says it will turn for us, hopefully soon. We just need to keep working hard at training and keep going.”

McCord has started all but one Raith league game this season but Tuesday night was only the second time he completed a full 90 minutes.

“I always say I’m a slow starter,” he said. “I’ve been getting used to the boys and back to full-time football. It’s taken me a couple of months, more than I would have liked.

“I’ve had some good games and bad games but I’m starting to feel the benefits now and feel much fitter and part of the team. Playing with Robbo helps, he’s experienced.”

McCord sounded a warning to his Rovers team mates ahead of this weekend’s trip to Elgin in the Scottish Cup.

“I went up there twice with Alloa and got thumped both times,” he said. “They’re good up there but the gaffer is preparing us right.”