No hangover from midweek defeat

3211010 SSFF raith falkirk 'Joe Hamill is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring - Raith Rovers against Falkirk FC at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy

3211010 SSFF raith falkirk 'Joe Hamill is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring - Raith Rovers against Falkirk FC at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy

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Raith Rovers boss John McGlynn is keen to put the disappointing Ramsdens’ Cup exit behind him and focus on last weekend’s victory as the team face Queen Of The South on Saturday.

But he will have to do it without key midfielder Iain Davidson who has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with knee ligament damage.

Rovers suffered a 3-0 defeat against Ayr on Tuesday after the promising opening day victory over Falkirk.

But the manager was keen to point out that the loss wasn’t as heavy as it seems.

He said: “It was a real sickener to be honest. We played some really good football but we just seemed to be hit by every sucker punch going.

“We can’t hide from the fact that we got beat 3-0, but I do think that we played some good stuff.”

Looking ahead to the clash at Palmerston Park, McGlynn is confident that there will be no hangover from the midweek defeat.

“It was a kick in the teeth but the players will be back in today, we’ll pick ourselves up and we’ll get on with it.

“It’ll be tough against Queens.

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