Raith boss urges fans to stay positive

1911077 SSFF live the dream 'John McGlynn - Live the Dream football match at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
1911077 SSFF live the dream 'John McGlynn - Live the Dream football match at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy

JOHN McGlynn wants Raith Rovers fans to remain positive - even if his team fails to beat Ross County on Saturday.

Raith are four games without a win, and had to settle for a point at Hamilton last weekend despite leading 2-0 with a quarter of the game remaining.

The result dropped Rovers to fifth in the table, however, McGlynn is keen to steer supporters away from any negativity.

“People perceive it to be the end of the world every Saturday when you’ve lost a game,” McGlynn told SportsPress.

Short term

“Everyone looks at the short term. That’s the problem. People look too negatively at things and are so quick to be critical.

“There’s another nine teams in this league trying to be the best they possibly can be. We’ve made cut-backs, and are fighting for everything, but we need to look over the end of our nose beyond the short-termism of every Saturday night.

“We had all of the ball and all of the chances against Dundee, but it was the end of the world at ten to five when we lost the game. It can’t be like that.

“Sometimes you get points when you merit it, and sometimes you don’t. You hope that over the course of the season these things even themselves out.”

McGlynn has set his team out to play an entertaining brand of football this season, which he believes can get results.

“We’re out there trying to put on a product that will be sustainable,” he said. “We’re not just playing kick and rush to try and scrape victories, we hope to play a brand of football that can maintain good results over the course of a season.

“Whether we can do that through winter remains to be seen, but there was good football played at Hamilton on Saturday and we want to continue that.”

With four points separating the top nine teams in the First Division, the league promises to be tighter than ever.


However, McGlynn views this Saturday’s opponents as the best-equipped to challenge for the title.

“When I looked at the signings Derek Adams made in summer, they were certainly very impressive,” he said.

“They made a lot of good signings on top of what was already a good squad. They’ve assembled a squad to go the distance when maybe other clubs don’t have that same strength in depth.”

Reece Donaldson has recovered from the knock he picked up at Hamilton on Saturday, but Iain Davidson remains sidelined.