Benedictus taking each game as it comes with Raith Rovers

Kyle Benedictus (centre) (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)Kyle Benedictus (centre) (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Kyle Benedictus (centre) (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Kyle Benedictus reckons that Raith Rovers were thoroughly deserving of a point at Dens Park on Saturday despite leaving it late to equalise.

Frankie Musonda’s header with six minutes remaining might suggest that it was a smash-and-grab raid by Rovers, but the team captain insists that wasn’t the case.

"In the second half, as the game went on, I think we were the stronger team and thoroughly deserved the point,” he said.

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“Before we came here, we obviously knew the quality of players they have got.

Dylan Tait is shadowed by Dundee goalscorer Charlie Adam (Pic: George McLuskie)Dylan Tait is shadowed by Dundee goalscorer Charlie Adam (Pic: George McLuskie)
Dylan Tait is shadowed by Dundee goalscorer Charlie Adam (Pic: George McLuskie)

"They have quality in the middle of the park, but I think when you look at the midfield as well, the legs took over in the end. The boys are so fit that it told in the end.

"Frankie scored and he had a header as well just before it. We were up there and attacking and had to be aware.

"A couple of times we were caught on the break and, on occasion, the last pass could have been better but we were battling and battling. We kept going.

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The 28-year-old defender (inset) says that Rovers more than held their own in the match and is confident that they can do so in the league over the course of the season.

"I have always said over last couple of years we have been better suited to the Championship with the team we have,” he said.

"Those leagues are about battling, grit, playing football, and we have a lot of football ability.

"We try and play football as much as we can. That's three games unbeaten. A lot of teams maybe thought that might not happen, so we have come and given a good account of ourselves”.

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Raith are back at Stark’s Park this Saturday to play host to David Hopkin’s Morton, who sit just one point behind in the Championship table and notched up a 3-2 win over Ayr at the weekend.

Benedictus says he knows it will be a tough match but is confident due to it taking place in Kirkcaldy.

"We take each game as it comes,” he said. "It’s always a hard game against Morton, though we are the team at home.”

“We want to maintain being in the league and we're trying to push for top four as much as we can.

"Morton will be a hard game, but we have given ourselves a good start.”