Raith Rovers are delighted to announce the loan signing of striker Zak Rudden.
23 year old Zak has signed for the club on loan from SPFL Premiership club Dundee until the end of the current season.
Rovers manager Ian Murray spoke exclusively to www.raithrovers.net and said:
“I’m very happy to add Zak to our squad and to him available for tomorrows match.
He brings another physical presence to us and has proven himself in this league.
Zak has showed tremendous hunger in joining us ahead of a host of other clubs, and we aim to improve him as a player.
Zak will be a big asset for us in the second part of this season”.
Zak started his football career in the youth system of Rangers FC, moving up to train with the first team in 2018.
A season – long loan spell in the SPFL Championship at Falkirk in season 2018 – 19 (where Zak scored 12 goals) was then followed by a half – season spell on loan in English League 2 with Plymouth Argyle.
Zak then spent 2 years with Partick Thistle in SPFL League 1 and the SPFL Championship, playing nearly 50 times and scoring 16 goals (including a goal scored as a 72nd minute sub against the Rovers in September 2021 in a match that his new club won 3-2), before signing for Dundee FC on a 3 year deal pre-contract agreement in January 2022.
Zak joined Dundee on loan until the end of that season, making the move permanent the following season.
In his time at Dundee Zak played over 50 times, and also spent half a season on loan at fellow Premiership club St Johnstone last season. He has also represented Scotland at youth international levels, up to and including under-21s.
Zak sat down with RaithTV to talk about his move to The Rovers:
Welcome Aboard Zak!