We’re thrilled to officially launch a reissue of a favourite Rovers shirt of the past – our 1990/91 Spall home shirt.

Raith Rovers had been wearing suppliers Spall kit since season 1985-86 season, firstly with a more traditional navy blue top with white pinstripes and white sleeves.

This colour and style had been used from 1985 until 1988, including the season Frank Connor took Rovers to promotion in season 1986-87.

For the start of season, 1988-89, Frank Connor decided he wanted a brighter top. So, they went back to royal blue. They choose a shirt that had a two-tone royal blue with a shadow effect.

The design then changed again, it was still royal blue with a diagonal lighter blue pattern with a red and white trimmed collar and cuffs.

In season 1990/91, Rovers finished in seventh place in the Scottish League Division One. Gordon Dalziel finished top goal-scorer with 26 goals, Ian Ferguson scored eight.

In the Skol Cup, Rovers started in the second round with an impressive 2-1 win away at Forfar. In the third round, it was a ‘giant killing’ win against Hibs.

For the Quarter-Final, Rovers went to Ibrox. Ronnie Coyle opened the scoring with a great long-range shot. Rangers then equalised through McCoist before half-time. Mo Johnson put them 2-1 up, before Terry Butcher scored an own goal. Rangers completed a 6-2 win against their valiant opponents.

Rovers had a very good mix of experienced and youngers players. 

Gordon Arthur was the keeper and in defence there was Cammy Fraser, Ronnie Coyle, Iain Macleod, Derek Murray, Jock McStay and George McGeachie. Shaun Dennis was establishing himself in the starting line-up.

In midfield, there was Stevie ‘Bingo’ Simpson, Phil Burn and the mercurial Martin Nelson. On the fringes of the first team were youngsters Colin Cameron (now Assistant Manager) and David Sinclair.

Up-front, we had Gordon Dalziel, Alan Logan and Ian Ferguson.

The following season Jimmy Nicholl decided that the home shirt should return to being navy blue.

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