Raith Rovers have completed the signing of East Fife striker Chris Duggan (aged 24) on a 1 year deal.

Chris has spent the last 2 seasons at New Bayview, where he has played in 63 matches (56 from the start) and scored 22 goals in all competitive matches.

Hailing from Perth, Western Australia – Chris has been playing professional football in Scotland for 5 years since joining Partick Thistle as a 19 year old. Prior to his time with the Maryhill Magyars he served his football apprenticeship with Queens Park and Hamilton Accies.

New signing Chris goes toe-to-toe with Jason Thomson in Rovers 1-0 victory last season

After 3 years at Firhill which included loan spells at Forfar, Dumbarton and Queens Park, Chris left to sign for current Rovers manager Barry Smith at East Fife on a part – time contract.

In total, Chris has made 117 appearances (100 from the start) scoring 34 goals in first team matches in his career.

A strong physical presence in the forward line, Chris is looking forward to his chance to play full – time football again.

Chris is currently in Australia, so his contract was signed and sent across the time zones by Vice Chairman David Sinton. He will join up with his new teammates when pre-season training starts on 14th June.

Rovers manager Barry Smith has been working tirelessly to recruit players to his squad, with more new additions expected over the coming weeks. He remarked of the latest acquisition to the Rovers squad “I’m delighted to secure Chris on a contract at the Rovers and that he has chosen us after having good offers on the table from other clubs. Having worked with Chris before I know that he will be a valuable addition who will bring a physical presence up front and also the ability to score goals of varying types”

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