COWDENBEATH goalkeeper Dave McGurn has gone to Raith Rovers for the coming season.

McGurn had originally agreed to stay for a fourth successive season with the Blue Brazil, but had been offered the chance to be a player/coach with Raith.

Cowden boss Gary Bollan explained this week: "We had verbally agreed that Dave would stay with us but he had this opportunity from the Rovers to be their player/coach so we have agreed that he can move.

"Dave has been a good servant to Cowdenbeath and we thank him for his work and wish him all the best.

"It leaves a gap and I have been speaking to a 'keeper and hopefully he will put pen to paper later this week."

Meanwhile the manager reported that midfielder Gary Fraser was going to undergo pre-season training with full-time Premier League side Livingston, but he was still hopeful of fellow link man Blair Malcolm re-signing, while he has been involved in talks with three players who would be 'quality signings'.

In addition a good central midfield player was on the verge of putting pen to paper.

The manager added: "Gary has been given the opportunity to train with Livi and he will see how things develop there but I think that Blair will be with us.

"There are three players I have been speaking to and hopefully things will develop over the next few days and I hope that I will have some good news about Jordan Allan in the coming week or so.

"Things are starting to pick up in the signing market and I am hoping that we will have some interesting news for the fans in the coming weeks."