Booth keen to break his Raith scoring duck

Left-back keen to get off the mark

Callum Booth’s trademark forward runs have been a key feature of Raith Rovers’ successful season so far.

Action from Raith v Morton

Action from Raith v Morton

But despite his regular forays into the opposition box, the on-loan Hibs left-back has yet to grab himself a goal.

And after missing a good chance in the 1-0 win over Livingston on Tuesday night, Booth is determined to get off the mark soon.

“I think I’m definitely due a goal,” he said. “I’ve only scored once in a year and a half and that’s not good enough.

“I had a few chances on Tuesday night, and the boys are telling me I had more time with the early one that I put wide.

“I’m maybe missing more than I should be, but it would be worse if I wasn’t getting into these positions.

“Maybe one time I’ll get one or two in a game. Hopefully it will come sooner or later.”

One of Booth’s most important contributions to the season so far came against Morton on Saturday when his 70-yard sprint up the line ended with the cross for Gordon Smith’s injury-time winner.

“I wasn’t feeling too tired, so I just started running and thought ‘please get the ball to me’ - luckily enough it came to me and Gordy finished it off well,” he said.

“It was the team that kept going until the end and that set us up nicely for Tuesday night.”

Back-to-back home wins over Morton and Livingston have pushed Raith up to second place in the table two points behind leaders Hamilton.

“The boys are absolutely delighed,” Booth revealed.

“After getting the draw at Hamilton with 10 men we knew we had two home games against teams below us in the space of a couple of days.

“We hoped we could get six points and now that it’s done and dusted we’re absolutely delighted we’ve got them.

“We’re up to second in the table, in a cup final and we’ve only lost one game.

“We’ve got a good set of players and we’re confident of getting a result every tine we go out at the moment.”

Rovers face East Stirling at Ochilview in the Scottish Cup this Sunday and Booth expects the League Two leaders to provide a stern test.

“They’re top of their league so they’ll be going into the game confident, the same as us,” he said.

“It’s on astroturf and it’s and not the biggest pitch, plus they’ve got nothing to lose so they’ll fancy their chances.

“But if we play like we have recently then we should be alright.”