Rovers due a big win, says winger Anderson

Raith goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw picks himself up after the Queen of the South goal on Saturday. Pic: QOS FC
Raith goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw picks himself up after the Queen of the South goal on Saturday. Pic: QOS FC
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Grant Anderson felt Raith Rovers defeat in Dumfries was ‘harsh’, and insisted the Kirkcaldy side are due a big win.

Raith failed to score for the fourth match running but Anderson is expecting the goals, and the victories, to come flooding back.

“I think we deserved more than we got,” the winger told the Press.

“I’ve had a one-on-one, Ross Callachan’s cracked the post, and they’ve not created much more than us.

“A draw probably would have been a fair result but to get beat 1-0 is harsh.

“We’re in a rut just now but we need to lift our heads and get out of it. We know the way we can play and I’ve said to the boys that we’re due to give someone a doing one day.

“We’ve not managed a 4-1 or 5-1 yet but hopefully that comes and it could be a trigger for us to kick on again.”

Raith were guilty of conceding too many goals over the festive period, now they aren’t scoring enough.

“We need to find that happy medium again where we can defend well, but also go on the attack when we want to and score goals as well,” Anderson explained.

“You need to score goals to win games so when you can’t find that formula to score it’s obviously a big concern.

“But guys like Calum Elliot and Greig Spence don’t lose their goalscoring touch - they’ll always have that.

“If you work hard enough goals will eventually come - we just need to get back to that.”

Rovers dropped out of the top four after Saturday’s defeat and are now just two points ahead of eighth-placed Alloa, who visit Stark’s Park on Saturday.

“It’s always the same with this league,” Anderson said. “You think you’re flying high then you lose a few games and you find yourself dragged near the bottom.

“We’ve only dropped one or two places because of how well we did at the start of the season, and we need to get back to that and try to get back into the top four again.

“We could win a couple of games in a row, someone else could lose two, and it all swaps over again.

“We’re in a cup final, on a good Scottish Cup run and if we could get into the top four that would be a great season.

“That’s what everybody’s aiming for.”