Fox: We can start again

Defeat at Dens will not derail Raith

Liam Fox is looking at the end of Raith Rovers unbeaten run as the perfect opportunity to embark on another.

Callum Booth is shown the red card

Callum Booth is shown the red card

Rovers suffered their first defeat in 11 games on Saturday as Dundee leap-frogged them in the league table with a 2-0 win at Dens Park.

Now Fox is hoping the team can begin another winning sequence, starting away to Alloa this weekend.

Fox said: “We’ve been on a fantastic run and it was going to come to an end at some point.

“The manner of some of the decisions disappointed us, but there’s no point moaning or feeling sorry for ourselves.

“These things happen and you’re hoping they eventually even themselves out over the season.

“We’re disappointed, that’s life, but it’s only November and we’ve had a fantastic start.

“We just need to start again and see if we can go on another run.”

Rovers were reduced to 10 men in the first half when referee Andrew Dallas booked defender Callum Booth twice in the space of 90 seconds - either side of Dundee’s opener.

“The referee has got a difficult job but I don’t think he realised it was the same player that made the second foul,” Fox said.

“He’s pulled it out too quickly before he realised it was the same player. It’s done and there’s no point in me going on about it.

“We were on the poor end of a decision this time, next time we might be on the right end of it.

“We take our medicine and look to bounce back next week. We don’t want to ponder over what happened.”

Fox does not expect Saturday’s defeat to dent the confidence in the Rovers dressing room.

“It’s a good place to be right now and confidence is high,” he said.

“We still believe in ourselves and each other. That’s massive and will stand us in good stead over the season.

“It’s a fantastic dressing room and the boys enjoy going to work under the manager.

“We’re just concentrating week to week and letting other people do the talking.

“Hamilton and Dundee are good sides, but we think we’re a good side.

“If we finish in the top four it would be a fanastic season for us.”