Raith Rovers defender Craig Barr could be in line for a first team call-up against Falkirk tomorrow after coming through 90 minutes in midweek.
The 27-year-old has declared himself “ready for some proper action” after completing his first full game since knee surgery in a 2-1 friendly win over St Mirren in Edinburgh on Tuesday, and has no doubt given boss Grant Murray some food for thought as he seeks to solve his current defensive problems.
The former Livingston man suffered a knee injury in pre-season which stopped him from making a competitive Rovers debut, and he has been forced to spend several months on the sidelines after requiring an operation to clear up the problem.
However, he returned in a reserve game against Stirling Albion at the start of the month and, although the postponement of a few Development League games has hindered his progress, Barr would love to feature at Westfield tomorrow.
“We brought Craig to the football club to be a first team player and compete for a first team spot,” Murray commented.
“That’s what I want and that’s what Craig wants.
“It’s been a matter of making sure he’s right before he comes back.”
Striker Christian Nade is expected to be fit for the game against Falkirk after shaking off a knock, although midfielders Liam Fox and Kevin Moon are doubtful.
Fox is carrying a rib injury, while Moon is nursing a knee problem.
Murray will be looking for his team to end their recent poor run which has seen them lose their last four league games, and tomorrow’s post-Christmas game which will be televised live on BBC Alba would be a good place to start.
“At any team, after any defeat, the players want to bounce back with a win,” he stressed,
“When the players go out on that pitch they are totally focused they want to do it as an individual, as a team, as a club.
“We have had some good results away from home but that counts for nothing.
“It’s an individual game and the only way to put a wee run together is to start with a win.”