Raith Rovers 


Stark’s Park 

Wednesday 15th July 2015 

Kick off: 7.45pm 

Admission Information: 

Adults £10

Concessions (Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled) £5

Away supporters will be housed in the McDermid Stand

Roadworks continue on the A910 at Kirkcaldy Railway Station (Roundabout) and this is causing significant delays. Supporters are asked to avoid this route when making their way to the fixture tonight. Parking is available at Beveridge Park Car Park and the Esplanade. There is limited on street parking.

This match will be available to watch on RaithTV for those outside the UK. As a bonus, subscribers to the audio-only season pass will also get access to the live video… including those in the UK.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers will welcome their third visitors to Stark’s Park this summer, when Paul Hartley’s Dundee side make the trip to Kirkcaldy on Wednesday evening.

This will be Dundee’s first friendly on Scottish soil, but they’ll presumably be in tip-top shape, after returning from a week’s worth of warm weather training in Hungary, where they were put through their paces at The Globall Football Park in Telkl, located on the outskirts of the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

As well as double training sessions, the Dees also played a bounce match against Hungarian top-tier team Paksi on Saturday, with the local side running out 1-0 winners.

The match was the first opportunity for a raft of new faces to make their first appearance for Dundee, with Paul Hartley wasting no time in seeking to improve a side which finished sixth in the Premiership last time around.

Former Stranraer goalkeeper, David Mitchell will possibly be expected to play second-fiddle to Scott Bain, while the defence will see the new additions of Kevin Holt, Darryll Meggatt and Julen Etxabeguren join from Queen of the South, Alloa and East Fife respectively.

Hartley also moved quickly to sign forward, Rory Loy from Falkirk, as well as acquiring Kane Hemmings from Barnsley, who’ll be reunited with Greg Stewart, after the pair impressed in tandem for Cowdenbeath two seasons ago.

The final two additions to their roster are both midfielders with Premiership experience, with Nicky Low signing up after leaving Aberdeen, and he could be partnered with Nick Ross, who had spent six years with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The two clubs last competitive meeting was almost twelve months ago, when Dundee were convincing 4-0 winners in a League Cup second round tie at Dens Park last August.

Wednesday evening’s match referee will be John McKendrick.

Dundee Ins and Outs:

In: David Mitchell, (Stranraer) Kevin Holt, (Queen of the South) Nicky Low, (Aberdeen) Rory Loy, (Falkirk) Kane Hemmings, (Barnsley) Darryll Meggatt, (Alloa) Nick Ross, (Inverness Caledonian Thistle) Julen Etxabeguren, (East Fife)

Out: Martin Boyle, (Hibernian) Kyle Benedictus, (Raith Rovers) Jamie Reid, (Arbroath) David Clarkson, (Motherwell) Kyle Letheren, (Blackpool) Craig Wighton, (Raith Rovers; loan) Iain Davidson, (Unattached) Paul Heffernan, (Unattached) Jim McAllister, (Unattached) Willie Dyer, (Unattached) Stephen McGinn (Unattached)

Overall Head-to-Head Record:

Raith Rovers Wins: 31 | Dundee Wins: 69 | Draws: 35

Raith Rovers Goals: 151 | Dundee Goals: 225

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