We are very sorry to have to announce that, despite strenuous efforts to retain his services, player / coach Laurie Ellis has decided he does not wish to stay with the club beyond the end of May. Laurie has served the club with distinction as a player in 3 spells totalling 14 years, the last 4 of which as 1st team and youth development coach under 3 successive managers, John McGlynn, Grant Murray and Ray McKinnon.

CEO Eric Drysdale commented, “Throughout his career at Raith Rovers, Laurie has been a model professional, acting throughout with complete integrity and professionalism. His playing career enjoyed many highlights, and his work in recent times on youth development has been instrumental in developing emerging talent such as Lewis Vaughan and Ross Callachan plus a host of prospective and apprentice professionals.

“Laurie will be badly missed at Stark’s Park but it goes without saying that he leaves with our very best wishes for what we are sure will be a distinguished coaching career.”

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