Raith Rovers 

Morton 

Stark’s Park 

Tuesday 7th February 2016

Kick off: 7.45pm 

 Admission Information:

Adult – £15

 Over 65 / Under 16 / Disabled – £8*

Student / Jobseeker – £10*

Away support will be in the McDermid Stand and turnstiles P & Q will be open.

*All concession tickets must be purchased from the ticket pod at the away end and the ticket office at the home end, before entering the turnstiles. Proof of concession must be provided.

Match Preview:

Raith Rovers will be hoping to put some increased distance between themselves and the relegation playoff place this Tuesday evening, when Morton visit Stark’s Park in a rearranged Championship fixture.

The match was initially scheduled for December, but a postponement of Morton’s Scottish Cup tie against Beith Juniors, and it’s subsequent switch to the following Saturday, meant that the game had to be moved.

If Rovers are to win on Tuesday evening, they’ll need to do something which they’ve never managed this season, and that’s score a goal against Jim Duffy’s team.

A Ross Forbes free-kick was enough to send the first meeting Morton’s way in October at Cappielow, and the second match-up last month, saw Morton victorious again, this time by a two goal margin, thanks to Forbes again and Lawrence Shankland.

This season’s form against Morton is in stark contrast to the last campaign, when Rovers took the maximum 12 points from 12 against Jim Duffy’s team, on their way to securing the final playoff spot.

Fourth placed Morton had been in sparkling form in recent weeks, as they gradually closed the gap to second placed Dundee United, with a sequence of seven games unbeaten.

However, a heavy 3-0 loss to Queen of the South brought that run to an abrupt end at the weekend, as they moved down the table a notch after being leapfrogged by Falkirk.

A win on Tuesday though, would see them move back above Peter Houston’s men, to reside just three points behind United in the table.

Rovers have a good head-to-head record against Morton in recent years, with six wins and just two defeats from the last ten meetings.

Tuesday night’s match referee will be Gavin Duncan.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 30 | Morton Wins: 16 | Draws: 15

Raith Rovers Goals: 103 | Morton Goals: 66

Current Form:

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

Morton: D-W-W-W-W-L

Top Goal Scorers:

Raith Rovers: Declan McManus 5 | Mark Stewart 5 | Ross Callachan 3

Morton: Ross Forbes 10 | Thomas O’Ware 10 | Gary Oliver 8

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 17/10 | Morton: 31/20 | Draw: 12/5

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