Raith Rovers stars staying positive during lockdown

Iain Davidson in action against Falkirk earlier in the season (Pic: MIchael Gillen)Iain Davidson in action against Falkirk earlier in the season (Pic: MIchael Gillen)
Iain Davidson in action against Falkirk earlier in the season (Pic: MIchael Gillen) | JPIMedia
Iain Davidson says Raith Rovers players are trying to make the best of a difficult situation.

The Stark’s Park defender has been doing his best to keep fit and stay in contact with his team mates and the club during the lockdown, but says it has been tough at times.

“We’re just in the same boat as everybody else in the world really - in the unknown,” he said.

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“To be fair the gaffer and the chairman are keeping us up to date with the ongoing situations. At the end of the day it’s quite quiet on our front, but it is what it is.

“You try to keep yourself ticking over. I’ve been mixing it up with a bit of running, cycling, walking and doing a bit of core stuff in the garden.

“You’re restricted to what you can do but you do your best and that’s as good as it gets.

“Frustrating is the biggest and best word you can use for it I think.

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“It’s very, very difficult but at the end of the day everybody’s health takes priority. It’s a massive thing that’s ongoing.

“I think everybody would like to know a certain time or date so there’s something to look forward to - a month’s time, two months, whatever it may be, but it’s unfortunate because of the situation being so serious we can’t put a time frame on it.

“You’ve just got to be very patient, do the best you can and stick to the guidelines.”

‘Davo’ revealed that the Raith players have frequently been in touch via a WhatsApp group which he describes as “lively”.

“Our WhatsApp group chat has been very lively!

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“It’s a very good bunch of boys. We’ve got a few experienced ones in there and the young ones aren’t shy in putting a few videos up to keep us entertained!

“There’s a few characters and the group chat has something going on every day, some boys are more lively than others, but it’s been a good way of keeping in touch.

“The boys that are local have been trying to help out the club with things in the community. They’ve been keeping busy with the fans on social media, there’s been Q&As with the players and things like that.

“I think everybody is trying their best at the end of the day.”

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