John McGlynn’s Raith Rovers have made ground on Hearts at the top of the Scottish Championship – but he admits the title race is already over.

Jamie Gullan’s goal settled the weekend’s match with Morton, Raith now 13 points off leaders Hearts after the 1-0 win, Robbie Neilson’s men losing to Queen of the South on Saturday. But McGlynn says every team is hoping the Jambos pick up three points.

Raith Rovers are hoping for Hearts wins.

Raith Rovers are hoping for Hearts wins as McGlynn admits the Championship title is heading to Tynecastle. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He explained: “We were dominating without creating too much; at the same time, we denied Morton very much as well. It was kind of hard-fought, a bit of a grind – Morton were very well organised, disciplined and hard to grind down, so you have to keep plugging away, plugging away, plugging away. And it came.

“We might not have been at our silky soccer best but we deserved to win the game. We haven’t gained anything on Queen of the South. Hearts are going to win the league so the other nine teams are in the same boat in that we want Hearts to win every week so you can gain points on others.”

Meanwhile, McGlynn had captured former Jambo forward Dario Zanatta on a pre-contract, saying: “We are fully focused on the job in hand this season, but we are also looking to next season.

“After securing a pre-contract agreement with Tom Lang, and with several of the current squad under contract for next season, we are looking forward to working with Dario and developing him as a player as part of the squad next season.”

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