Rangers 

Raith Rovers 

Saturday 5th September 2015

Ibrox, Glasgow 

Kick off: 3.00pm 

Match Admission: 

This game is all ticket and tickets are available until 3.30pm on Friday 4th September from the main office at Stark’s Park.

Preview:

Raith Rovers head to Ibrox this weekend, looking to become the first club to defeat Rangers this season, with Mark Warburton’s side making a blistering start to their campaign.

Sunday’s 5-1 win over Queen of the South was Rangers eighth consecutive win, and in the process, they’ve scored 30 goals, while conceding just five.

Forward, Martyn Waghorn, their recent acquisition from Wigan Athletic, leads the way with six goals, but it’s another new signing from Wigan, full-back James Tavernier who has quickly established himself as the fans favourite. The defender’s forward forays have already produced five goals this term, and his electric bursts of pace and ability on the ball has made him a stand out since his arrival in the summer.

In midfield, Andy Halliday and Jason Holt have both settled in well since joining from Bradford City and Hearts respectively, but it’s a player who wore a Raith jersey last season whose perhaps made the biggest impact in the middle-of-the-park for the ‘Gers this term.

Barrie McKay’s man-of-the-match performance against the Doonhamers on Sunday, saw him produce two assists and a goal, but it was just the latest stand-out performance from a player who scored two goals in 25 appearances for Rovers last season.

Ray McKinnon’s men can take hope from the fact Raith have registered a win over Saturday’s opponents in each of the last two seasons, with a 1-0 win in the Ramsdens Cup Final in 2014, and a 2-1 triumph in a fourth round Scottish Cup tie in February, their first win over Rangers at Ibrox since 1959.

It was a different story during last season’s four Championship encounters however, with Rangers taking twelve points from twelve, in what were largely one-sided affairs.

In the last ten meetings between the clubs, Raith Rovers have won twice and drawn once, compared to Rangers seven victories.

Saturday afternoon’s match referee will be Brian Colvin.

Head-to-Head League Record at Ibrox:

Rangers Wins: 35 | Raith Rovers Wins: 4 | Draws: 3

Rangers Goals: 142 | Raith Rovers Goals: 35

Current Form:

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

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

Top Goalscorers:

Rangers: Martyn Waghorn 6 | Kenny Miller 5 | James Tavernier 5

Raith Rovers: Kyle Benedictus 2 | Mark Stewart 2 | Lewis Vaughan 2

Match Odds:

Rangers: 2/13 | Raith Rovers: 16/1 | Draw: 7/1

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