Duku wants more goals for Raith Rovers

Dylan Tait celebrates with Manny Duku after the striker's goal against Cowdenbeath (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)Dylan Tait celebrates with Manny Duku after the striker's goal against Cowdenbeath (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Dylan Tait celebrates with Manny Duku after the striker's goal against Cowdenbeath (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Raith Rovers’ match-winner on Saturday, Manny Duku, has declared himself happy with his goal, a clean sheet and another victory.

However, said the striker, there was a feeling of wanting that little bit extra.

“Obviously, I am always happy with a clean sheet, a victory and a goal, of course, but you always want more,” he said . “As a sportsman, obviously, you want to do better, so even if I'd scored three, I'd want more. It’s about performances and consistency, so you always want to improve yourself.”

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The 27-year-old grabbed the only goal of the game in the Group A Betfred Cup visit to Cowdenbeath with a 36th-minute strike.

He said it was also pleasing to do well against a team from a lower division as such games always carry a threat of an upset.

“Sometimes, lower league opposition is very hard to play against,” he said.

“They are up for these games. They want to prove they are good enough to beat us and they have the extra motivation.

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"It’s just like when we are planning a playing a higher level team. We want to prove we are as good as or better than them, so it’s always hard to play against them.”

The focus shifts back this week to the Championship programme, with a very demanding trip to Inverness on Saturday.

“We have been doing very well in the league. We are up there, so we want to stay up there,” said Duku. "We want to prove to everyone it’s not just a fluke we are up there and that we are really contenders, so this coming week, we can focus on Inverness and hopefully do what we did in Saturday’s first half for the whole game.”

At Central Park, winger Dan Armstrong, inset, had switched to a full-back role, but he said changing the style of play could be important when necessary and it has strengthened the squad’s self-belief.

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“You need to adapt your game and it's all about learning, but I think it helps going forward into the league,” he said. “We’ll take the momentum into this week. It’s a massive game away at Inverness and we know what to expect. It’ s going to be a completely different game. The boys will be ready for it and we’re all looking forward to it.”

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