Raith Rovers boss McGlynn pleased with Ayr showing despite dropping home points

Raith boss John McGlynn says he was happy with his team’s performance despite only drawing with Ayr on Tuesday night.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 9:00 am
Manny Duku win a header (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

It was one of those nights as Raith dominated play, created plenty of chances, but just couldn’t score.

McGlynn says he thought his side were deserving of a win.

“I thought we played really well, particularly in the first half where I thought we were excellent.

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“All that was missing was a goal. I felt our play deserved two or three goals in the first half.

“Fair play to Ayr, we knew they were going to be a threat on the counter attack so we had to concentrate at the back as well.

“In the second half they defended with almost a back six so it was very difficult to break them down.

“The effort and commitment was there from the players, they just couldn't get that goal that would have got us the three points.

“I'm pleased we got a clean sheet, disappointed we didn't get a goal.

“I thought it was a very good 0-0, similar to the game at Somerset Park in December and we could have lost the game with the very last kick of the ball when they had a chance.

“I'm also happy that we've broken the sequence of win-lose, win-lose. We've got another point on the board, we kept a clean sheet, we're clear in second position.

“We now go to Inverness on Friday with a chance to get a result and put pressure on the teams playing on Saturday.”Friday’s opponents lost at home to Morton on Tuesday night, as interim boss Neil McCann fill in for John Robertson who remains on compassionate leave.

McGlynn wished Robertson well and said: “It's been awkward for Neil to come in halfway through the season and try to pick up the pieces.

“Knowing Neil, he'll be looking for a response from his players after losing to Morton on Tuesday when we go up there on Friday.

“Obviously we'll have to look after ourselves because we want to create a gap.

“There's not a lot between second top and second bottom, so we still have to get points on the board. and that's what we intend to do.

“Everything goes into the next game, we have to be prepared and ready and hopefully we'll come back down with three points, but it won't be easy.”