Having started his career at Hearts and taken in loan spells at Livingston and Dunfermline Jason Thomson has plenty of experience in the Scottish game but the Raith Rovers captain is loving the vibe at Stark’s Park.
The 28-year-old has been at the Kirkcaldy club for three years and enjoys the fact that everything is a team effort on and off the field.
Here he tells Ladbrokes News why he loves Raith Rovers.
Why do you love Raith Rovers?
I love Raith Rovers because it’s a good club to play for and a good family-orientated club where everyone mucks in together. No one is better than anyone else at Stark’s Park. Down the years it’s had some good history, a couple of cup wins, and I’ve been lucky enough to be involved.
Describe the fans and what they mean to the club
The fans at a club like Raith Rovers are really important. They get right behind the team and while we don’t get thousands and thousands, those who do come make it their own and make themselves heard.
What’s the vibe like in the dressing room?
Most games are just the same for me as I’m quite chilled. A few of the boys get themselves worked up ahead of a match but I just like to keep relaxed and enjoy it even if it’s a cup final.
The lads listen to music and all that but I’m an older head in the dressing room now and no one likes my music. I like old school cheesy pop so my stuff’s not getting played and I leave it to the younger lads.
Can you name a Raith Rovers Backroom Hero?
We’ve had a wee changeover this summer and got a new manager but there’s a few folk who have stayed. We’ve got Julian and Linda who help out with the kit during the week and on match days and help out with the hospitality and the food. It’s always nice to see a friendly face and it’s good to have those two still here.
What’s the best thing about being a Raith Rovers footballer?
I really enjoy the dressing room and the people I’ve met over the years. Since I was 15 or 16 there has been some great banter and I’ve made friends that I’ll have for the rest of my life.