Raith Rovers 


Albion Rovers 

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 7.45pm

Admission Information: 

Adults – £15 

Parent & Child – £20*

Under 16/ over 65/ disabled – £8*

Student / Jobseeker – £10*

*Concession tickets must be purchased at the ticket office. Adults pay at the gate. 

Albion Rovers supporters will be housed in the Turnbull Hutton Stand.

The Raith Suite bar will be open from 6pm.

Match Preview:

After going two points clear at the top-of-the-table at the weekend, Rovers have the opportunity to move five ahead of Ayr on Tuesday evening, with a home match against Albion Rovers.

Raith’s 3-1 away win at Queen’s Park, combined with Ayr’s 2-1 defeat at home to Alloa, saw Barry Smith’s team leapfrog The Honest Men in the League One table, in a title race that changes complexion on a seemingly weekly basis.

That win at Hampden means that Raith have lost just once in their last eleven matches, and with Ayr not in league action this weekend due to Scottish Cup commitments, Rovers have the chance to put distance between themselves and Ian McCall’s side.

If that is to occur however, they’ll have to perform far better than they did the last time they played The Wee Rovers back in September, when they went down by two goals to one at Cliftonhill.

Alan Trouten and Connor Shields gave the home side a 2-0 lead, and despite Greig Spence providing Raith with a toehold in the game with three minutes remaining, there’s be no grandstand finish to the encounter, as Brian Kerr’s side pulled off one of just two home wins they have to their name this term.

That result was the Coatbridge side’s fourth win in five at the time, but they’ve only won twice since then, a sequence which has seen them slide down the table to eighth, just a point ahead of Forfar, and four clear of tenth placed Queen’s Park.

Shields won’t be able to reproduce his heroics at Stark’s Park, after the youngster signed for Sunderland during the transfer window, but Albion Rovers did manage to bring in some new faces to bolster their defensive options during the month of January.

Former Dundee, Peterhead and Montrose centre-half, Callum MacDonald has signed after leaving The Mo’ last summer, while fellow central defenders, Daniel Baur and Harlain Mbayo have signed on loan from Hearts and Aberdeen respectively.

Eighteen-year-old Baur has made two appearances for the Jam Tarts in the Premiership, while Congolese-born Mbayo has yet to make an appearance for The Dons after joining from Oxford United.

Despite defeat to Albion last time out, Rovers have the upper hand in this fixture, with six wins and two draws from the last ten meetings.

Tuesday evening’s match referee will be Alan Newlands.

Home League Record Versus Albion Rovers:

Raith Rovers Wins: 24 | Albion Rovers Wins: 7 | Draws: 8

Raith Rovers Goals: 92 | Albion Rovers Goals: 42

Current Form:

Raith Rovers: W-W-D-L-D-W

Albion Rovers: D-L-L-L-L-L

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Lewis Vaughan 19 | Greig Spence 13 | Liam Buchanan 12

Albion Rovers: Alan Trouten 24 | Connor Shields 12 | Joao Victoria 6

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 4/11 | Albion Rovers: 15/2 | Draw: 4/1

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