Team Pd GD Pt
1 Raith Rovers 22 14 42
2 Falkirk 22 31 41
3 Airdrieonians 22 8 38
4 East Fife 22 5 33
5 Montrose 21 5 32
6 Dumbarton 21 -8 28
7 Clyde 21 -7 25
8 Peterhead 22 -7 25
9 Forfar 22 -18 19
10 Stranraer 21 -23 13
Updated: 25th Jan

Compliance Officer Asked To Investigate Early Return of Rangers Player From International Duty

Thursday September 3rd 2015

Ahead of Saturday’s Ladbrokes Championship match versus Rangers at Ibrox, Raith Rovers FC  has today asked the Scottish FA’s Compliance Officer to consider whether he agrees that Rangers FC, through David Weir, have breached SFA Articles and Rules by requesting and securing the early release of its player Ryan Hardie from international duty with Scotland Under 19s in Bulgaria, for the sole reason that he is then available to play against Raith Rovers.

Raith Rovers FC also has an important player in the same Under 19 squad, 1st team regular Craig Wighton, and Craig remains in Bulgaria and available for selection for Friday evening’s national representative match. He will fly home with the rest of the squad on Saturday afternoon. We are delighted that Craig is receiving international recognition, and whilst we are without his services for the crucial match with Rangers, our loss is Scotland’s gain.

Naturally we are concerned that if there is any breach of Article 82.1 and Rules 56 & 57, this would – in these circumstances – result in an unfairness in terms of players available for selection for Saturday’s match, which is to our disadvantage.

 

Rovers take on Aberdeen at Pittodrie in the First Round of the Scottish Cup and earn a 1-1 draw in front of 10719 fans. Rovers scorer is Tom Mackle. Mackle had earlier hit the bar and Davie Sneddon met a similar fate with hi penalty. The Dons win the replay 0-1 back at Stark's Park two days later in near gale force conditions. The only goal of the game came in bizarre fashion. Bobby Reid?s clearance got caught in the strong wind and blew back into his own net.
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