Spencer praises Raith Rovers team spirit

Raith Rovers’ Brad Spencer thinks the team gave a good account of themsleves despite losing 1-0 to Inverness on Tuesday night.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:00 am
Brad Spencer on the ball against Inverness (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Though disappointed with the result, the midfielder says he was encouraged by the effort the side put in after playing for 80 minutes with 10 men.

“Obviously the red card was a big factor in the game,” he says, “but I think even with ten men we put up a good fight.

"It's a lot harder with ten men but I think we battled well.

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“Even in the second half a couple of their boys were shouting 'we need to get a grip here', so that shows the pressure we were putting on them.

“At the end of the day though, the result is the only thing that matters so we need to start putting a string of results together.

“We need to try and get a run going.”

The defeat was raith’s third game in a row without a goal, but the 24-year-old says he’s not concerned and is confident the goals will come again soon.

"We're a creative team and it's just one of those things.

"If you watch the Ayr game last week we hit the post and had a lot of good chances. It was just one of those nights, I think if we were still there now we wouldn't have scored, but we're not worried about it.

“Come Saturday against Ayr we'll be ready to go.”

The trip to Ayr United this weekend would be the perfect time to break the goalless run, not least as the sides have already drawn 0-0 twice this season.

Spencer is backing the team to bounce back and says the spirit in the dressing room is a driving force.

"Obviously the last few games have been disappointing but there's a lot of good boys in that dressing room.

“There are big characters in there who can help pull us out of a hole and we have a lot of fighting belief.

“Top four is our aim. We don't want to drop below that, we've been there all season,

“We came up and we've proven ourselves in this league. First and foremost that was the main objective, and we've hit that.

“If we keep playing the way we are then our second objective is top four, but obviously we want to push for second place.”