Raith Rovers boss John McGlynn delivers Iain Davidson fitness update ahead of Premiership playoff showdown with Dundee

Iain Davidson is on track at hand Raith Rovers a significant increase forward of the Premiership playoff semi-final by declaring himself match to face Dundee.

The 37-year-old limped off within the closing levels of Rovers’ 2-0 triumph over Fife rivals Dunfermline on Saturday, leaving boss John McGlynn pessimistic about his probabilities of lining up towards the Dark Blues.

However, subsequent checks have proven that there is no such thing as a severe injury to Davidson’s hamstring and, though the congested fixture schedule is taking its toll on the veteran, he’s anticipated to play on Wednesday night.

Iain Davidson shepherds the ball

Raith are already with out fellow centre-half Frankie Musonda for the rest of the season and the lack of Davidson, who spent three years on the books of Dundee, can be a hammer-blow.

“We are hoping that Iain [Davidson] goes to be okay and we’ll give him each alternative,” mentioned McGlynn. “There’s somewhat little bit of fatigue on his hamstring — however he hasn’t pulled it or strained it.

“We are nonetheless very hopeful and our fingers are crossed. We suppose he’ll make it, albeit we are able to’t say for positive.

“With Frankie Musonda already being out, that may have been two of our key mainstays at centre-half absent — and that’s a pivotal space of the pitch for any crew; you need your big players available.”

And McGlynn was at pains to reward the health and willpower of Davidson, who just lately handed the notable landmark of 500 appearances for the Kirkcaldy membership.

“He deserves monumental credit score — he’s clearly our most skilled participant and he nonetheless takes care of himself very effectively to be enjoying Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Wednesday at his stage in life,” mentioned that Raith supervisor.

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