The Ramsdens Cup rolled into town today, well Glenrothes actually, as the media arrived to introduce the cup to the Raith Rovers players and management team at their training headquarters.

The players, under the watchful eye of Grant Murray and Laurie Ellis, had just completed a training session when the news reel cameras rolled and the press photographers took the opportunity to snap the Kirkcaldy cup finalists with the real trophy.

An interesting fact that came out during the photo session was discovered by club photographer Tony Fimister – who found out Grant Anderson is Scotland’s only football professional who is also a qualified referee. Tony duly took the photo and asked Grant about his unique position in football which he admitted was a surprise to him too and, when asked if he would consider becoming a league referee when his playing days were over, he said he would be delighted to carry on in the game on the other side of the whistle. Tony also questioned Grant on whether he ever argued with the referees decisions during a match but jokingly admitted he has toned down a lot since becoming qualified.

When the media circus left the players went for more shooting practice but this time it was at Cluny Clays where the players could relax but still keep focused on the target.

The cup is now set to travel to Kirkcaldy tomorrow (Wednesday) where it will be on display in Ramsdens on Kirkcaldy High Street between 11.00am and 2.00pm. Joe Cardle, Greig Spence and Callum Booth will also be in attendance from 1.30pm. Fans can pop in for photos and autographs and also have a closer look at the silverware…which will hopefully make its way back to Kirkcaldy on Sunday evening!


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