Raith Rovers striker Jamie Gullan admits he is desperate to score in today’s visit of Brechin after being left frustrated in front of goal.
The on-loan Hibs player has yet to find the net since moving to the Stark’s Park club at the tail end of February.
Gullan has had no problems scoring for his parent club’s reserve team this term but the 19-year-old has yet to experience that feeling in a senior match.
There are at least four more opportunities for the youngster to do that, with Raith hosting Brechin in today’s penultimate League One clash before locking horns with Forfar in a play-off semi-final two-legged encounter.
Gullan will make his ninth appearance for John McGlynn’s side today and he is keen to make a telling impact.
He said: “I’m happy with how it’s gone so far.
“I would have liked to have contributed to a few more goals and some more assists but hopefully those will come in the games coming up.
“I scored a few in the reserves for Hibs although I don’t know the exact number.
“I came here when I was scoring a lot for the reserves and I thought I would be able to build on so there is frustration there.
“I’ve not had clear-cut chances. I’ve had lots of shots but they’re being saved and hopefully it will come soon.
“I’ve loved playing here and it’s great getting game time. It’s good for me.”
Gullan’s strike partner Kevin Nisbet has encountered no such problems in front of goal having scored 30 in 41 appearances and earning a PFA Scotland League One Player of the Year nomination in the process.
The Hibs forward admits he relishes playing alongside the former Partick Thistle man.
He added: “Since I’ve been here he’s scored ten goals so he knows where the goal is.
“He’s great to play alongside and he’s a good player, holds the ball up and will flick it on for you.”
Gullan was unable to help Queen’s Park survive in League One during a loan stint with the Spiders at the end of last season and insists being involved in intense battles at both ends of the table is good for his development.
He added: “It was a tough this time last year with Queen’s Park. We were fighting for our lives down the bottom and it was a real battle.
“It’s the hard side of football, battling and grinding away, but it was a good experience and I’ve learned from it.
“But you want to be pushing for promotion, you don’t want to be down the bottom and I’m enjoying this a lot. They’re both good experiences for me.”
Gullan will return to Hibs this summer with the aim of forcing himself in Paul Heckingbottom’s plans and admits his parent club are keeping a close eye on him.
He added: “Hibs are coming to watch every game and they give feedback to coaches and they’ll say ‘well down’ if you play well and if you don’t, they’ll tell you what you need to do better.”