We’re excited to officially release our second limited retro shirt drop, the 1989/90 Spall home shirt, modelled below by team captain at the time, Cammy Fraser.

Frank Connor had rebuilt the Raith Rovers team over the four seasons he had been in charge. He had seen players move on from the Club for good money. Keith Wright had moved to Dundee and his strike partner Paul Smith had moved to Motherwell.

He started the season with a good mixture of experience and youth. Cammy Fraser was the team captain; he was a player of great experience and marshalled Rovers’ defence alongside the no-nonsense centre half Alex Brash. Shaun Dennis was just starting to break through into the first team.

Gordon Arthur was a firm fixture in goals. Jock McStay and Derek Murray were the full-backs. In midfield was Ian Gibson, Ronnie Coyle, Jim Marshall and Paul Sweeney. Sweeney was then sold to Newcastle United for £100,000. Stevie Simpson was a wonderful winger on the right-wing. The cult-hero Stuart Romaines strutted his stuff… who can forget his double shuffle.

Up-front Rovers had a very good partnership of the experienced Gordon Dalziel and Ian Ferguson, ably assisted by Alan Logan.

The Rovers finished seventh in the League as a part-time club.

In the Scottish Cup, the Rovers were drawn at home to Rangers. Rovers took the lead through Gordon Dalziel before Ian Ferguson (Rangers’ version) equalised, in front of a crowd of 9,422. Unfortunately, Rovers lost the replay three days later.

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