Raith Rovers forward Lewis Vaughan on long road back to fitness after knee surgery


BY IAIN COLLIN – Capital City Press

Raith Rovers forward Lewis Vaughan is beginning the long road back to fitness after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his damaged cruciate knee ligament.

The 19-year-old ruptured his ACL during the League Cup victory over Albion Rovers on August 1 and is expected to be sidelined for most, if not all, of the rest of the campaign.

The teenager’s injury came as a hammer blow to both Rovers and the player, who netted in each of the two games he played at the start of the season and was set to play a major part in the plans of new manager Ray McKinnon.

Vaughan travelled south to be operated on at the Yorkshire Clinic in Bingley on Monday, where the likes of Steven Naismith, Barry Ferguson, Wes Brown and Park Ji-sung have all been treated.

Meanwhile, Raith will today (Tuesday) begin selling tickets for their League Cup third round tie against Celtic at Parkhead.

The Stark’s Park outfit have been allocated almost 1,000 briefs – priced at £15 for adults and £10 for concessions – for the encounter on September 23 and they will go on sale from 4 p.m. today.