John Hughes dedicates Dunfermline win to fans as John McGlynn laments Raith's injury list and lack of prep

Dunfermline Athletic manager John Hughes dedicated the 2-0 win over Raith Rovers to the Pars’ supporters but insisted the club have to take their relegation battle one game at a time.

Dunfermline manager John Hughes.
Dunfermline manager John Hughes.

Two goals from Kevin O’Hara moved ninth-placed Dunfermline six points clear of bottom club Queen of the South and two behind Ayr in eighth place with four games to play, although Queens have a match in hand.

“It was a good result,” said Hughes. “It’s one game at a time, we’re not getting carried away.

“But that one was for the supporters, there were over 5000 here tonight.

“It was a good advert for Scottish football and I’m just delighted we won it.

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“It’s three points hopefully towards our survival in this league.

"We’re under no illusions, we know it’s everything to play for and we’ll keep battling away.”

It was a disappointing night for Raith boss John McGlynn, who admitted it was tall order to rouse his team after Sunday’s SPFL Trust Trophy success and a lengthening injury list.

"Goals win games and Dunfermline got the two,” said McGlynn. “Most of the things that Dunfermline came from us making mistakes.

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"I thought that we rallied in the second half and up until the second goal, we were in the game. I felt it was always going to be a big ask tonight on the back of Sunday and the lack of players that we had to choose from.”

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