Raith Rovers 


Wednesday 4th July 

New Bayview Stadium 

Kick off: 8.00pm







Admission Information:

Adults – £10 

Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled – £5

Raith Rovers season tickets are valid. Season ticket holders can enter through the dedicated HOME turnstile using voucher A. Wheelchair supporters and assistants will enter via the gate adjacent to the turnstiles. Turnstiles will open at 7.00pm.

The bar on the upper floor will be open for Raith Rovers fans and Dunfermline fans will be housed in the bar on the lower floor.

Match Preview: 

After a close doors win over Partick Thistle at the weekend, Raith make their second pre-season outing on Wednesday evening, at New Bayview against Dunfermline Athletic.

The two sides met in the build up to last season, with Rovers winning 3-0, although both teams are much changed from that encounter.

Allan Johnston’s side ended up losing out in the playoffs to Dundee United last term, and despite exceptional form in the first and last quarter of the campaign, a number of players have exited East End Park over the summer.

Nicky Clark and Fraser Aird both made the move to Tannadice, with another duo, Declan McManus and Callum Morris signed for Ross County. Dene Shiels is now at Derry City and Jason Talbot, has signed for Cowdenbeath.

Nat Wedderburn has of course just signed for Barry Smith’s side.

At the time of writing, the other departures, Jean Yves M’Voto, Joe Cardle and Michael Paton are all without a club.

However, as you’d expect from a side looking to gain promotion back to the top-tier, the Pars have made some strong looking acquisitions, two of whom have enjoyed spells at Stark’s Park in the past, in Aidan Connolly and Louis Longridge.

Their much changed backline could feature new signings Jackson Longridge, Mark Durnan and Danny Devine, while their midfield has been augmented by former Sunderland player Tom Beadling, who enjoyed a loan spell at the club last term, while Joe Thomson, who was a stand out during temporary stints at Dumbarton and Queen of the South, has also signed up for the upcoming campaign.

Rovers will also have something of a new look about them this term, after a raft of players left the club, with five heading in the opposite direction.

Ex-Falkirk and Queen of the South goalkeeper Robbie Thomson has been brought on board, along with the former Cowdenbeath, Forfar and Montrose midfielder, Lewis Milne. He could be joined in the middle of the park by the aforementioned Wedderburn, while ex Dundee United midfielder Grant Gillespie has also signed up.

Up top, Chris Duggan will look to replicate the goal scoring form which saw him lead the scoring charts at East Fife last term.

Head-To-Head League Record Versus Dunfermline:

Won: 33 | Lost: 41 | Drawn: 24

Goals For: 143 |Goals Against: 151

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