Raith Rovers: Player and assistant sign up for new season

Two new faces have arrived at Raith Rovers as Ian Murray starts to build his own team.

By Paul McCabe
Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 4:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 1:28 pm
Raith Rovers boss Ian Murray welcomes Scott Agnew (l) and Scott Brown (r)  to Stark's Park. (Pic: Tony Fimister)
Raith Rovers boss Ian Murray welcomes Scott Agnew (l) and Scott Brown (r) to Stark's Park. (Pic: Tony Fimister)

As expected Murray’s assistant at former club Airdrie, Scott Agnew, has finally confirmed his move to Kirkcaldy.

Joining him is Peterhead captain Scott Brown, making the switch from part-time to full time football.

‘Aggy’ has worked with manager Murray on and off over the last ten years as both a player at Dumbarton and St Mirren, before teaming up as his no.2 at the Diamonds.

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He was still registered as a player whilst at the Excelsior Stadium, but the 34-year-old will now concentrate fully on matters from the sidelines.

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Murray said he was happy to keep his working relationship going.

"It’s good to get Aggy in through the door.

“He’s deserved his break over the summer and he’s delighted to be here.

“We’ll get a good look around the place and a good catch-up over the next few days to see how things will be going forward.

“Most importantly, Aggy was a vital part of what we achieved at Airdrie last season, he was important for myself and he’ll be important for the players as well.

“I’m sure they’ll love working with him.”

Midfielder Brown has signed a two-year-deal after his contract in Aberdeenshire expired.

The 27-year-old was well thought of by Blue Toon boss Jim McInally having worn the skipper’s armband for the last three seasons, with Murray holding him in equally high regard.

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Scott for the last ten years or so on and off,” he said.

“I had him at Dumbarton and took him to St Mirren with me, I even tried signing him a few times before he came into Airdrie but it just didn’t happen for whatever reason.

"He’s been full-time before and obviously dropped down a little bit but his energy levels and most importantly his technical ability is fantastic.

“He can play a number of positions which is great, he can pass the ball but he also will give us a bit of a presence too which is very appealing.

“He’s a very dangerous player, who we always were wary of when setting up against Peterhead when we were at Airdrie.

“He wanted that one last opportunity to try going full-time again.

"It’s public knowledge that he’s knocked back multiple offers to do so in recent years but he feels that the time is right and I feel that he is good enough to play in the Championship and will add a lot to our team.

“I’m delighted that we can get to work together again.”

Brown is the second addition to Murray's squad, with Dylan Easton having put pen to paper on a switch from Airdrie last week.