Mitch Megginson eager to be seen as regular starter for Raith Rovers

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport

Raith Rovers forward Mitch Megginson is desperate to walk the walk against old club Dumbarton today after talking the talk with boss Ray McKinnon.

Megginson has revealed he sought out a chat with McKinnon after being left frustrated by a lack of starts since moving from the Sons in the summer.

The former Aberdeen player made the starting line-up for two cup games earlier in the season but was eager to know what more he could do to get himself into McKinnon’s line-up.

Mitch Megginson
Megginson is desperate to earn a regular starting berth (Pic: Twitter @MitchMegginson)

The 23-year-old finally made his first league start in the 2-1 defeat to Falkirk on Rovers’ last outing a fortnight ago and hopes he can continue convincing his manager that he deserves to keep his jersey.

He said: “I have been waiting patiently for a league start. I had spoken to the gaffer the Thursday before just to have a wee blether with him to see what was happening.

“I just wanted to know what I had to do to get into the team.

“He said that I had been looking sharp, my chance would come and, thankfully, he put me in.

“Some people might like being a supersub but I don’t like it at all sitting on the bench.

“Hopefully I can go on a run now and stay in the team.”

Megginson spent two happy years at Dumbarton after being freed by Aberdeen in 2013 and is thankful to today’s opponents for helping him make a return to full-time football with Raith.

He added: “I have good memories of my two years there. It was definitely a case for me of going back to go forward again.

“I am looking forward to the game as the fans were excellent toward me there. I should get a good reception – unless I score a goal!”

@IainCollin

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