Raith Rovers striker Duku happy with move to Scotland

Raith Rovers striker Manny Duku puts his scoring start for his new club down to settling in well to life in Scotland.
Manny Duku at Stark's Park  in the pre-season friendly against Stenhousemuir (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)Manny Duku at Stark's Park  in the pre-season friendly against Stenhousemuir (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Manny Duku at Stark's Park in the pre-season friendly against Stenhousemuir (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

The Dutch summer signing from Hayes and Yeading has scored three times in pre-season, including the opener in last Saturday’s 4-0 win over Berwick Rangers, and says he is feeling happy since moving south of the border both on and off the park.

“I’m here with my family so it’s been really good.

“It’s not too far from England and Holland. Obviously with the coronavirus it’s not been easy to travel, but my family will be able to come and visit any time they wanted because it’s not too far away.

“I feel good. Pre-season has been enjoyable.

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“I’ve scored in every game that I’ve started. I haven’t played in a long time, no one has, so it’s good to be back and scoring and hopefully when the season starts properly I can take those goals into the league.

“It’s been a good start.”

With Saturday’s match away to Brechin bringing pre-season to a close, the 27-year-old hitman says he itching for the season to begin.

“That’s when the real football starts. And that’s when you can tell how far along you are.

“A friendly is just a friendly, with proper games you know where you stand.

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“Obviously there are going to be people who think Raith Rovers are a small-ish team and don’t know what to expect, but we know what we have in the dressing room and we know what we are capable of, so hopefully we can put it all together out there on the pitch.

“You want to play for the fans so it’s hard at the moment, and not just for footballers, but we just need to make the best of it and be as positive as we can.”