Raith Rovers 

Rangers 

Stark’s Park 

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Kick off: 7.45pm 

 

Match Preview:

After storm Gertrude put paid to Raith’s match against Queen of the South at the weekend, Rovers will get the opportunity to move three points ahead of the fifth placed Doonhamers this Tuesday, with a home match against Rangers.

That might be easier said than done however, against a side who currently reside at the summit of the Championship, and who have won their last six games, scoring 22 times in the process. On top of that, Rovers haven’t recorded a league win against the Govan side since 1970, a run of 17 meetings without a win.

While many games were cancelled around the country on Saturday, Rangers took advantage of Hibernian’s participation in the League Cup semi-final to move eight points clear of the Leith outfit, after a 1-0 win over Falkirk, thanks to a last-gasp goal from new signing Billy King.

The last occasion the two sides met was a one-sided affair in September, when an excellent performance from Mark Warburton’s team saw them produce a 5-0 win at Ibrox. Lee Wallace opened the scoring with an early strike, before James Tavernier doubled the lead just before the break. Barrie McKay made it three, and two Martyn Waghorn penalties completed the scoring.

Tuesday evening’s match could see the first appearance of new Raith loan signing Harrison Panayiotou, who’s been loaned out by English Premiership table-toppers Leicester City until the end of the season. The youngster has been capped at full international level by St. Nevis and Kitts, where he has scored four goals in six appearances, and was voted Leicester City’s under-21 player of the year last season.

Tuesday evening’s match referee will be Euan Anderson.

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

Raith Rovers Wins: 8 | Rangers Wins: 27 | Draws: 7

Raith Rovers Wins: 49 | Rangers Wins: 92

Current Form:

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

Rangers: W-W-W-W-W-W

Top Goalscorers:

Raith Rovers: Mark Stewart 6 | James Craigen 4 | Kyle Benedictus 3 | Grant Anderson 3

Rangers: Martyn Waghorn 27 | Kenny Miller 12 | James Tavernier 11

Match Odds:

Raith Rovers: 17/2 | Rangers: 3/10 | Draw: 9/2

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