Souness signs for Rovers!

Graeme Souness in action for Scotland
Graeme Souness in action for Scotland

Scotland legend Graeme

Souness is the first big name to sign up for the Raith Rovers Hall of Fame night taking place on November 11.

The former Liverpool star is set to be one of the two main speakers at the event which will see nine Raith Rovers legends inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.

Seven stars have already been picked; Andy Young, John Urquhart, Gordon Wallace, Alex James, Willie Polland, Brian Cooper and Allan Forsyth, with a further three to be decided by public vote.

The evening is the second of its type after last year’s inaugural outing proved to be a sell-out success, with Scotland boss Gordon Strachan taking to the stage at the Adam Smith Theatre as the main speaker.

Alistair Cameron from the organising committee said he was delighted that Graeme Souness had agreed to appear, and promised that there are further big names to follow.

“We were looking at a number of different options but with the considerable help of local businessman Alex Penman we were able to secure Graeme Souness.

“With his media work and other commitments it’s taken us a little bit longer to make this first announcement.

“We are working very hard to get our second main speaker confirmed but we’re delighted to have got someone of Graeme’s stature to agree to join us.”

The committee are pursuing a particular theme with regard to the next guest which they hope will tie in with the evening’s top inductee.

Alistair said: “As Alex James is the main inductee on the night we’re working to secure a guest with an Arsenal connection. Of course that will depend on availability but if we could do that it would be ideal.”

With the first big name announced Alistair is urging people to snap up tickets as they’re going fast.

“We’ve had a run on sales in the last week,” he said.

“There’s a few VIP tickets left but there’s only three of the large VIP packages left.

“That will get you a meal at O’Connells with the VIP guests, including Rovers legends, then a taxi to the theatre and full access to the VIP area .

“The night was a complete sell-out last year and I expect the same is going to happen.

“It’s going to be quite an affair!”