Anderson hopes to give Raith manager a ‘good problem’

Grant Anderson evades a challenge from Cowdenbeath's Iain Campbell - FIFE PHOTO AGENCY -
Grant Anderson evades a challenge from Cowdenbeath's Iain Campbell - FIFE PHOTO AGENCY -

Raith Rovers winger Grant Anderson hopes he has given manager Grant Murray a problem ahead of Saturday’s match against Queen of the South.

Anderson was recalled to the Raith starting line-up for the trip to Cowdenbeath on Saturday as on-loan Rangers winger Barrie McKay - the youngster keeping him out the team - called off sick.

And after playing his part in the 1-0 victory, Anderson hopes he has done enough to give the manager a selection headache.

“It’s a bit of luck on my part because Barry’s ill,” Anderson said.

“I’ve waited my chance and I think I played quite well so hopefully I’ve given the manager a problem.

“I’ve not gone knocking on his door, but when you’re out the team you want to go in and do well.

“Barry’s a good player and hasn’t done anything wrong but I want to play - everybody does - so I’ve just tried to give the manager a decision to make.

“It’s a good problem for him though because he’s not struggling for right-sided wingers.

“We’re different players. Barry’s smaller and won’t be as physical or win as many headers, but he’s a more technical footballer than myself. It’s up to the gaffer what he’s going to do about it next week.”

With back-to-back victories secured, Anderson feels Raith are now turning a corner after a poor run of form.

“It had to come - we had to turn the corner,” he said. “The four defeats in a row wasn’t good enough.

“A couple of them were against the bigger teams but with the squad we’ve got we expect to do better against teams like that.

“The target has always been to get as close as we can get to the play-offs.

“We’re languishing in the wrong half at moment - but if we can get a run going with three, four or five wins we could be back in contention within a couple of weeks.”