Abraham happy with winning start at Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers new loan striker Timmy Abraham said he was delighted to start his Stark’s Park career with a win.
Timmy Abraham challenges with Dundee's Malachi Fagan-WalcottTimmy Abraham challenges with Dundee's Malachi Fagan-Walcott
Timmy Abraham challenges with Dundee's Malachi Fagan-Walcott

The 20-year-old signed on Friday from Fulham until the end of ther season and was pitched straight into the first team line-up for the 3-1 win against Dundee on Saturday.

Though he didn’t manage to get his first goal for the club he says he was pleased with the three points.

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“I'm happy that the team won,” he says, “personally, as a striker you always want to score.

" I look back at the chance I had and think maybe I should have done something different, but there's always the next game.

“Even when they scored early I thought we were in control of the game so I was never really worried.

“We maybe needed that extra push so it was good that they scored when they did. I felt like we turned on the switch when that happened.”

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The Londoner says that when he was offered the chance to move to Kirkcaldy he was encouraged by what he saw.

“I was told a few things about the club and did a bit of research and liked what I heard.

“[Fulham team mate] Kieron Bowie did well here so that gave me a bit of motivation.

“I thought it would be good to come here and get some experience. Obviously it's something different.

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“Every loan is an opportunity to better myself, to try and help the team I go to and to impress the people back at Fulham.

“The distance from London didn't bother me. Wherever I can go to play football I'll go, no matter the distance - or the weather!

Abraham is the brother of Chelsea and England star Tammy whom he says encouraged him to make the move north and is now a fully paid up subscriber to Raith TV.

“He told me just to work hard and get in the box, score goals and help the team.

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“He literally got a subscription to Raith TV before the game so my whole family was watching.

“I've always seen [Tammy] as an extra motivation. I've grown up watching him and it's almost like having a role model right there.

“I use it as a positive rather than a negative. He helps me a lot.”