Raith Rovers boss Gary Locke allays injury fears over Rangers youngster Jordan Thompson



RAITH Rovers manager Gary Locke has allayed fears of an injury to on-loan Rangers youngster Jordan Thompson.

Thompson was substituted 58 minutes in to Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Falkirk, despite turning in an encouraging performance.

The 19-year-old missed the shock IRN-BRU Cup defeat to Forfar Athletic 10 days ago because he was on duty with Northern Ireland under-21s and is already proving a key figure for the Stark’s Park side.

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And Locke insists the youngster, who has was replaced by fellow Ibrox youngster Scott Roberts against Falkirk, will be fit and available again for Saturday’s trip to face on-form Queen of the South.

He said: “Jordan had a long week and did a lot of travelling.

“He was away with Northern Ireland, over to Macedonia, and because we were losing 1-0 at the time I felt we had to go for it.

“So we had every forward player we had available on the pitch, but unfortunately it didn’t happen.”