Brechin 

Raith Rovers 

Saturday 26th January 

Stark’s Park 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Admission Prices: 

Parent & Child: £18 (plus £2 for each additional school-age child in family party)

Adults: £15

Adult Concession (over 65’s and under-18’s) : £8

Match Preview:

After the fantastic 3-0 Scottish Cup victory over Dunfermline last weekend, Rovers head to the Angus region for the fifth time this season, to take on Barry Smith’s Brechin City.

The ex-Raith boss took over from Darren Dods in November, after the Glebe Parkers had lost five of their first 12 matches, but he’s experienced a mixed start to his tenure, with two league wins and six defeats in his league games at the helm.

One of those wins was their most recent outing though, with a 1-0 win over Dumbarton two weeks ago, a result which moved them three points ahead of bottom side Stenhousemuir.

Playing a major part in that victory was former Raith midfielder Scott Robertson, who recently joined Brechin on a part-time basis, combining a playing role with his coaching position at Dundee United.

This will be the two sides third meeting this season, and while Rovers have taken four points from a possible six, they’ve found the going tough on both occasions.

A Kevin Nisbet penalty handed Rovers the initiative at Glebe Park back in September, but a Boris Melingui goal with three minutes remaining meant the points were shared.

Rovers came out on top in the match up at the beginning of November, with a Nisbet brace putting Rovers two up, although an injury time Andy Jackson goal made the scoreline slightly tighter.

Despite that win, the two clubs head-to-head record is neck-and-neck over their most recent meetings, with three wins and four draws apiece from their last 10 matches.

Saturday’s match referee will be Euan Anderson.

Head-To-Head League Record At Brechin:

Brechin City Wins: 8 | Raith Rovers Wins: 17 | Draws: 8

Brechin City Goals: 40 | Raith Rovers Goals: 78

Current Form:

Brechin City: L-L-L-L-L-W

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

Top Goal Scorers:

Brechin City: Andrew Jackson 7 | Boris Melingui 4

Raith Rovers: Kevin Nisbet 20 | Liam Buchanan 9 | Lewis Vaughan 9

Match Odds:

Brechin City: 21/5 | Raith Rovers: 8/13 | Draw: 3/1

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