Raith Rovers have arranged for striker Kieran Mitchell to join SPFL League 2 side East Fife until the end of the current season.

Kieran (who turned 20 last month) has featured in over 20 matches since signing for the club in 2021, appearing mainly as a substitute for The Rovers and scoring a memorable late equaliser at Firhill in this seasons opening league match as the team battled back from a half-time 2-0 deficit to secure a valuable point.

The move to Methil will allow Kieran to play regular first team football, adding experience and aiding in his career development. The former Hearts Academy, Fife Elite FA and Bayside FC frontman has previously experienced loan spells in the last 2 seasons at Bo’ness United and Bonnyrigg Rose last term (where he scored vital goals as The Rose stayed up in their debut season in the senior ranks).

The details of the loan deal will see Kieran to continue training with the Rovers squad most of the week, and also allow Rovers to recall Kieran in January should the need arise.

Speaking exclusively to raithrovers.net about the move, Kieran said “I’m really happy to get this loan move completed, and to get the opportunity to play first team football regularly.

I know a couple of the East Fife squad and one of the coaches from my time with the Hearts Academy, and I look forward to getting amongst the goals and assists for East Fife this season”.

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