Moon reveals Rovers’ quiet confidence

Rakish Bingham gets away from Kevin Moon - Raith Rovers v Falkirk. Pic: Neil Doig
Rakish Bingham gets away from Kevin Moon - Raith Rovers v Falkirk. Pic: Neil Doig

You won’t hear anyone from Raith Rovers shouting from the rooftops about their promotion credentials.

But midfielder Kevin Moon insists there is a quiet confidence in the Stark’s Park dressing room that this can be a successful season.

Rovers have only lost two of 12 matches in all competitions thus far and one of those was on penalty kicks against Hearts in the League Cup.

The team is currently second in the Championship table, and into the semi-final of the Ramsdens Cup, and Moon puts it down to a combination of good football and hard work.

“This is a tough league and there’s lot of good teams that like to play the ball about - but we’ve got players in there that can play football,’’ he said.

“We maybe don’t get enough credit for the good footballers we have here. We don’t go shouting about it but we’re quietly confident.

“We know the squad we’ve got, and the work ethic in the changing room from the manager down to the young boys is fantastic.

“Everyone knocks their pan in for each other and that goes a long way, especially in this league.

“If can can out-work the other team you’ve got a right good chance.”

Moon joined Raith in the summer after a winning promotion via the play-offs with Alloa last season.

“The boys are very close here and they’ve made me feel very welcome,” he said.

“I’m back enjoying my football, which I wasn’t doing for a very long time.

“The manager has especially given me the confidence to go out and enjoy my football.”

Moon was speaking after picking up the man of the match award in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Falkirk, which saw Rovers denied victory by an injury-time equaliser.

“It felt like a defeat,” Moon said. “The boys were down but things like that happen in football - we just need to lift ourselves up.

“Hamilton losing made it worse. It just shows you teams can take points off them and we’re not far away in there.

“At least the unbeaten run goes on so we’ll be looking to bounce back this Saturday.

“Dumbarton are one of the teams we’ve not played yet, so we’ll show them respect, and hopefully go there and makes amends for last week.”