New chapter as Perry joins Raith Rovers

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Ross Perry knows more than most how quickly fortunes can change in football.

One year ago he was starting pre-season with Rangers after signing a four-year deal.

An ankle ligament injury sustained in a warm-up game sidelined him for a year, and the deal was terminated.

As the door at Ibrox closed, one opened at Raith Rovers, and he made his Fife debut against Inverness Caley on Saturday; the same team he played against when starting his SPL careerin 2011.

Now the central defender is keen to get back on track after a year on the sidelines.

His tenure at Ibrox saw him break through in a friendly against LA Galaxy, make his league debut in 2011, but it also took in loan spells to Oxford and Falkirk.

For Perry, the summer of 2014 marks a new beginning.

‘‘I enjoyed the game,’’ he said. ‘‘The result wasn’t we wanted, but it was my first 90 minutes of the season.’’

Perry made an assured debut and is excited at the campaign that lies ahead.

‘‘I had six reserve games at the end of last season, but that doesn’t count for much.

‘‘When I heard Raith were interested I was excited about coming gere.

‘‘I saw them win the Ramsdens Cup last year and was impressed. I camed and trained for a few days and the guys were great with me - this is a new chapter for me, and I am looking forward to it. I can give the boss all Rangers’ secrets!’’

‘‘We have a good team here, and some new faces so it’ll take time to gel, biut today we created some good chances- we can go and win games in this league.’’