Raith Rovers are set to add left-back Liam Dick to their squad ahead of the new season, NTOF understands, after pipping Falkirk to the signing of the former Alloa Athletic star’s signing.

Dick, who left Alloa at the end of the season after three seasons with the Wasps culminated in their relegation to League One.

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With Rovers left-back Kieran MacDonald leaving Stark’s Park this summer, John McGlynn’s squad was left short at left-back as they prepare to return to being a full-time side.

The Fifers were also linked with a move for Aaron Taylor-Sinclair to replace MacDonald but Dick’s departure from Alloa appears to have prompted a change of plans.

NTOF understands that Dick was close to returning to first club Falkirk as they look to get out of League One following last season’s disappointing collapse in the final weeks of the campaign before Rovers made an offer at the last minute.

With the chance to stay in the Championship, as well as returning to playing full-time after three years combining playing with Alloa with work outside of football, the 25-year-old brings plenty of experience to Kirkcaldy.

Busy summer for Raith after playoff defeat

Ahead of the new campaign getting underway, Raith have already announced a host of departures with Gozie Ugwu, Manny Duku, Iain Davidson, Dan Armstrong, Fernandy Mendy and striker Jack Smith all leaving while Timmy Abraham, Kai Kennedy, Nathan Cooney, Adam King and Jamie Gullan return to their parent clubs after stints on loan.

After missing out on a second successive promotion, Rovers will be hoping their return to a full-time set-up can help them return to the top flight for the first time since the 1990s and the glory days that saw the Fifers playing in Europe.

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