Raith striker confident the goals will come

Mitch Megginson runs through the heart of the Aberdeen defence -  Credit -  Fife Photo Agency -
Mitch Megginson runs through the heart of the Aberdeen defence - Credit - Fife Photo Agency -

Raith Rovers have scored once in three pre-season games, but striker Mitch Megginson insists the goals will come.

Megginson started Sunday’s match against his former club, Aberdeen, and was used from the bench against Hearts and Dundee as Rovers fell to three consecutive defeats.

Raith were unlucky not to score against the Dons - hitting the woodwork twice in an impressive first half - before breaking their duck against Dundee last night (Wednesday).

Megginson insists there is goals in the Raith side.

“We created more chances in the first 20 minutes against Aberdeen than we did last Wednesday against Hearts,” he said.

“We’re playing top sides and it won’t get any easier against East Fife and Celtic - but the goals will come.

“Between the strikers we’ve got we’ll get goals - I’m not worried about that at all.”

With competition from the likes of Mark Stewart, Craig Wighton, Lewis Vaughan, and even Grant Anderson, who has been utilised up front at times during pre-season, Megginson faces stiff competition for the main striker’s role.

“We’re all mates off the field, but on the field you’ve got to fight your own battle if you want to be number one,” he said.

“That’s what we’re here to do. If you bag a few goals, or put in the performances, and get a few assists, you’ll get in the team.

“It’s as simple as that.”

Megginson reckons the standard of opposition faced in pre-season will stand Rovers in good stead ahead of the competitive fixtures.

“Sunday was another tough game with Aberdeen playing in Europe and being back a bit longer than ourselves,” he said.

“We started brightly and to be honest we should have been one or two nil up.

“Aberdeen’s fitness came through in the second half but it was more about the fitness for ourselves, and just getting into a rhythm.

“It’s a run-out for them, but they’ve already got their fitness, so they were just working on touch and passing.

“In the second half our legs started to go a bit but the fitness will come.

“We’ve got a few more games before start of season so we’ll be going full guns by the first competitive game.”