John McGlynn has revealed why he has swapped a plum job scouting for Celtic, casting his eye over games in the likes of Barcelona and Paris to attempt to win promotion with Raith in the less glamorous surroundings of the SPFL League 1.
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie and his players may have a glamour Scottish Cup tie against Dundee United to look forward to next month but for now, all their focus is on this afternoon’s league game at East Fife.
Raith boss John McGlynn has thanked the fans who made the trip to Dumbarton on Saturday for their magnificent backing – and urged them to bring a friend along for this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash with Arbroath at Stark’s Park.
It is fair to say that the appointment of John McGlynn as the new Raith manager took just about everyone by surprise – including a player who keeps in touch with him on a regular basis and regards him as a father figure.
Stewart Petrie has been there and done that during his long career in the game but he admits he was still taken aback when he opened his front door one Hogmanay to see a certain Robbie Fowler standing there – dressed as a giant pizza.