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In BriefFormer Hibs midfielder Scott Robertson set to join Raith Rovers

Former Hibs midfielder Scott Robertson set to join Raith Rovers

BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Former Hibs and Dundee United midfielder Scott Robertson could be about to seal a return to Scottish football with Championship side Raith Rovers

The 30-year-old has been training with the Kirkcaldy team after ending a brief stint with Romanian outfit Botosani.

Stark's Park Raith Rovers
Robertson has returned to Scotland following a brief spell in Romania


And it is understood that Raith are keen to put a package together that would see the 30-year-old sign a deal at Stark’s Park.

Rovers manager Ray McKinnon is still keen to bolster his squad following an impressive start to the campaign that sees Raith sit third in the league ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Morton.

McKinnon yesterday admitted he was close to recruiting another player but refused to reveal his identity.

He said: “With Iain Davidson out injured last weekend we were really thin on the ground in terms of midfielders and if you want to be competing at this level, you need to have resources to compensate for injuries and suspensions.

“The club does not have much money to spend but anything that can be done to strengthen the squad would be appreciated.”

McKinnon, meanwhile, insists the only number that he is interested in on Saturday is three points despite Raith being the only team in Britain not to have conceded a league goal at home this season.

Should Rovers beat Morton on Saturday, McKinnon will also equal former Raith boss Bob Bennie’s record from 1933 in winning his first five home games in charge at Stark’s Park.

McKinnon added: “I really don’t concern myself with stats. They can be misleading sometimes but I know that’s a proper stat about not conceding a goal.

“The boys have done great and they deserve all the credit for that.

“At Brechin we went 17 games unbeaten because we had a strong structure to our team and you need to build that.

“If you don’t concede goals you don’t lose games and the boys have built into that. I don’t really like talking about stats though because it’s like tempting fate.

“It’s the old cliche, it’s all about the three points – that’s the only stat that interests me.”

Rovers currently sit third behind Falkirk on goal difference but with the Bairns facing a trip to Rangers tomorrow, McKinnon hopes they can go clear in second place.

He added: “If we get three points on Saturday I have every confidence we will be sitting second in the league.

“I said that to the boys a few weeks back because I saw in the fixtures that everyone had to play each other.

“I think we could be sitting clear in second on Saturday and that’s the incentive for me.

“Things have probably gone better that I expected at this point. When you come in with a new team it’s about getting them playing and gelling.

“We have done well with our performances this season and even against Rangers when I look back on it, it wasn’t that bad. We conceded two penalties.”

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