It’s quality not quantity says Raith boss ...

Gordon Smith.
Gordon Smith.

STARK’S boss Grant Murray says he won’t be pressed into adding to his ever growing Raith Rovers squad simply for the sake of it.

After bringing in left-back Callum Booth, the manager has swooped for former Hearts forward Gordon Smith.

Murray says he’s keeping his options open regarding any more additions.

The gaffer said: “At this moment in time I’d say we have quite a good squad.

“But if the right player came along then I’d be happy to bring in another one or two.

“Every manager would be delighted to bring in more quality players .”

Recent capture Smith left Hearts in the summer, with the 6 foot 22-year-old already having a wealth of experience in the Scottish leagues.

Murray said he was delighted to get his man.

“I spoke to him a few times and asked him what he was planning on doing and I’m delighted to get him tied up now.

“That’s another striker in the squad and he’s a player who has played in the SPL and also I think in Europe with Hearts.

“He’s somebody I’ve also played against myself so I know how good he is.”

Rovers are continuing to step up their preparations for the new campaign with a pre-season friendly against Sheffield United only a few days away.

Although match fitness is considered the most important aspect of these games, Murray says he still wants to see his side hit the ground running.

“We organised these games deliberately against quality opposition because of how it will help us,” he said.

“For the players there’s nothing better than playing 11 against 11.

“Training has been going well and every player has completed every session since we came back so that will stand us in good stead when it comes to the Sheffield United game next week.”

Murray confirmed that Joe Cardle is no longer training with the club.