Scott sparkles for Raith despite Ibrox hammering

A rare moment to savour for Raith at Ibrox on Saturday as Liam Fox congratulates Martin Scott on his goal
A rare moment to savour for Raith at Ibrox on Saturday as Liam Fox congratulates Martin Scott on his goal

The general consensus at Ibrox on Saturday was that Martin Scott did not deserve to be on the end of a 6-1 defeat.

While things went catastrophically wrong in the Raith Rovers defence, the Kirkcaldy outfit looked a different side going forward with Scott pulling the strings in an advanced midfield role.

The 28-year-old also got himself on the scoresheet to double his season’s tally to two, however he insisted that his only concern was with the performance of the team.

“From a personal point of view I probably played well but at the end of day it’s about the team - and I’m part of a team that’s lost 6-1,” he said.

“Collectively it’s a team effort but for any goal scored in any league there will always be some sort of area where you could’ve done better.

“As a team we know we can do better and make sure we shut the back door. Even when it went to 3-1, we should’ve still been looking to shut up shop and hit them on the break.

“We created chances, and a few forward players played well, but at the end of day it was 6-1 so as a team we need to defend better and that’s the bottom line.”

Rovers now face the difficult task of picking themselves up but Scott insists the team is capable of putting the result behind them.

“After the game in the changing room you could see everyone was really disappointed,” he said. “The only thing I can say is that we’ve been in this position before after we played Rangers and we managed to bounce back.

“It’s hard now but I think we need to look to bounce back as quick as we can.”

After, by his own admission, making a slow start to the season Scott feels he is now playing his best football since being moved to his favoured position.

“I’m picking up every week,” he said. “I’ve settled now, maybe getting my first goal against Livingston helped. I’m also playing in my more natural position supporting the attack from midfield, which helps, but if the manager needs me to play in a different position I’m not going to turn around and say no.

“I’m starting to get a run of games and it’s probably been unfortunate with the injuries we’ve had. Once we get all our players back and pushing for places in the team it will only benefit us.”