Saturday can’t come quick enough for Raith boss McGlynn

John McGlynn says he is feeling no pressure going into Saturday’s second leg against Dunfermline.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:00 am
Manny Duku came on as a sub (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

The Raith boss was pleased with his side’s performance in the 0-0 draw at East End Park and says the got better as the game went on.

“Both teams had spells in the game,” he said, “it was nip and tuck.

“I thought we started better, then Dunfermline came into it, but I thought we ended up passing the ball very well.

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“We just couldn't find that final ball.

“Dunfermline were very well organised, played on a press and tried to force us into an error on the counter attack.

“It worked on a few occasions because sometimes a pass might not be so good, wouldn't have quite enough pace on it or a player took an extra touch.

“That won't happen on Saturday. The pitch here is very good, but we're used to our pitch with regard to the movement of the ball.

“Our passes were slightly mistimed or misplaced but it will be a bit slicker for us on Saturday on our own pitch.

“I'm delighted to come here and go away with a 0-0. The defenders defended very well, the team organisation was good and they passed it very well.

“We found it hard to open them up but we live to fight another day.”

McGlynn says his side now have a slight advantage going into Saturday’s match at Stark’s Park, both in terms of being at home and with the opposition not being at their best on the road.

“Dunfermline's away record isn't great this season, so I think we have a slight advantage but there's not any pressure on us.

“We've exceeded our own expectation levels, but as the season goes on those levels go up.

“We want to get to the Premiership as much as Dunfermline and Dundee, but we don't have as much of a liability as them.

“I don't feel any pressure. The players are relaxed and they're going out to play their football.

We didn't resort to anything tonight that we hadn't done all season.

"Every game is different and you have to adjust to it and we did that well.

"The tie is very evenly poised. Both teams have a great chance of getting through.

"Saturday can't come quick enough.”