Raith signing hopes restricted by loan rules

Raith chief executive Eric Drysdale
Raith chief executive Eric Drysdale

Raith Rovers remain hopeful of adding to their squad during the January transfer window despite a ruling which prevents them from loaning another player over the age of 21.

Clubs in Scotland cannot loan any more than one player over 21 at the same time, and with 22-year-old Callum Booth currently on loan from Hibs, Rovers are restricted to loaning youngsters, or signing an out of contract player.

Eric Drysdale, Rovers chief executive, explained: “We’re still considering possible options to strengthen the team.

“There’s still over a week of the window left, so there’s still time to do something.

“We currenly have Callum Booth so as things stand we cannot bring in another over 21 player on loan.

“So that restricts what we’re able to do.

“There are different options to consider - can we get someone who is out of contract?

“We are looking at options.”

Drysdale also confirmed that Rovers are working to repair the faulty public address system at Stark’s Park.

He added: “We are well aware that the PA system is suboptimal and we are looking at ways to resolve that.

“The system has been in since the stands were built and is showing signs of wear and tear.

“We are looking at ways to address this as soon as we can. A temporary fix is planned for the next week or two with a view to permanent fix during the close season.”