Raith Rovers boss McGlynn happy to avoid a Scottish Cup "banana skin"

Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn says it was a case of “job done” in the 2-0 cup win at Stirling Albion.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 12:16 pm
John McGlynn is interviewed at full time (Pic: Scott Louden)

The Stark’s Park’s boss said he was delighted to progress to the third round of the Scottish Cup with a comfortable win, his only gripe being that the margin of victory should have been greater.

“I thought we dominated the game,” he said.

“We made five changes to the team to freshen it up and I'm delighted to get through to the next round.

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“They had a couple of chances in the first half, but none in the second half.

“I thought we were in control of the game from the start.

“Don't get me wrong, Stirling didn't make it easy for us, but I'm a little bit frustrated that we didn't take more of our chances.

“We had a lot of them in both halves, but overall I'm delighted.

"The conditions were good.

"The rain that came down just before kick off made the pitch a bit quicker and slicker.

“Big Gozie [Ugwu] got a goal and Dylan scored a header from a great ball in from Regan [Tumilty].

"Dylan timed his run in and it was a great header.

“We've been getting a lot of quality balls in, we've just not been getting on the end of them.

Regan's been doing that on his side and Kieran MacDonald's been doing it on the other.

“It's a feature of our style of play.”

McGlynn had made five changes to the side that started Saturday’s match with Ayr United and says he was pleased with how his team adapted to a different formation.

“We played a different shape tonight and it worked out well.

“It didn’t disrupt the pattern, the players are playing consistently well now.

“We freshened the whole midfield up, there were four changes in there, and one up top with Gozie coming back in.

“If we had been firing on all cylinders in front of goal we would have scored a few good more.

“But if you look around at the other results, we came here, a potential banana skin, we won 2-0, clean sheet, there are teams that have been knocked out that would love to be where we are.

"It was a good night's work and now we move onto Morton at the weekend.”