Raith Rovers



Saturday 15th October 2016

Stark’s Park

Kick off: 3.00pm

Admission Information:

Adults: £20

Concessions (Under 16 / Over 65 / Disabled): £10

Concessionary tickets must be purchased from the ticket office prior to kick off. Ticket office staff require to see acceptable proof of age / status, at time of purchase.

Match Preview:

The first quarter of the season comes to a close this weekend, as Hibernian make the trip across the Forth to Stark’s Park.

The two teams faced up to each other seven times last season, with Raith coming out on top twice, with both wins coming on their own turf.

Lewis Toshney and Mark Stewart were on target as the home side won 2-1 in March, while Harry Panayiotou was the only goal scorer as Raith took a first-leg lead in the play-off quarter-final back in May.

Hibs would turn that tie around however, before faltering against Falkirk at the next stage, and with Alan Stubbs heading south to Rotherham in the summer, Neil Lennon will be the man in the away dugout this Saturday.

The former Celtic and Bolton boss has added six players to the Scottish Cup winning squad in the transfer window, two of whom will be familiar faces to Rovers fans.

Ross Laidlaw signed up at Easter Road after leaving Stark’s Park in the close season, although he’s likely to be on the bench, with Israeli international goalkeeper Ofir Marciano recently being acquired by the Leith side.

They’ve been joined to the roster by another ex-Raith player in Brian Graham, who’s scored two goals since joining from Ross County at the end of August.

Fellow forward, Grant Holt could also feature on Saturday, along with the other recent additions, midfielder Andrew Shinnie and full back Neal Eardley.

Whilst Lennon’s side hit the ground running with five straight league wins, a recent dip in form has seen them drop to second in the table, with Queen of the South now leading the way.

Hibs away form is the best in the Championship however, with just one goal conceded on their travels this term, and just two points dropped, a 0-0 draw at table-topping Queens’.

Hibs also have a strong head-to-head league record against Raith, with six wins and two draws from the last ten meetings.

Saturday’s match referee will be Stephen Finnie.

Head-To-Head League Record at Stark’s Park:

Raith Rovers Wins: 19 | Hibernian Wins: 20 | Draws: 10

Raith Rovers Goals: 70 | Dundee United Goals: 80

Current Form:

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

Hibernian: W-W-L-D-D-L

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Ross Callachan 3 | Declan McManus 3

Hibernian: Jason Cummings 8 | Brian Graham 2

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 22/5 | Hibernian: 8/13 | Draw: 3/1

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