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    Raith Rovers -V- Inverness CT - Preview

    Is the Pendulum Swinging...


    It's been a long time since Raith became the dominant force in these encounters, but given our less than impressive recent form, it looks like the pendulum will be swinging the other way very soon. Already bowing down to the likes of Arbroath, Morton, Hamilton etc, we need to get our house in order on and off the park and show the desire, passion and commitment to compete at this level. Failure will have massive repercussions  which could well signal the demise of the Caley Jags as we know them. Raith Rovers will host Inverness on Saturday with a 3:00pm kick-off.



    Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
    Home 19 13 4 2 37 14 +23
    Away 15 8 4 3 30 19 +11
    Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 34 21 8 5 67 33 +34
    Last 10 Competitive Meetings
    3 - 2
    1 - 1
    0 - 0
    1 - 1
    1 - 0
    1 - 0
    0 - 0
    2 - 0
    3 - 3
    4 - 1
    Biggest Victories
    Jan 12th, 2002 League (H) 5 - 0
    Heaviest Defeats
    Aug 26th, 2000 League (A) 1 - 4

    Last League game

    We slumped to defeat at home to Morton, another side we became accustomed to beating regularly. A Gillespie penalty undoing us in another lack lustre performance, hot on the heels of the 4-1 drubbing at Firhill.

    Rovers lost out to Partick Thistle 2-1 at Firhill. Tiffoney and Lawless put Partick two ahead but Ethan Ross replied immediately just before the break. That's how it finished.

    That leaves Rovers one point above Inverness

    Games this Saturday

    Arbroath v Partick      

    Cove v Accies

    Dundee v Queen's

    Morton v Ayr Utd

     Raith Rovers v Inverness CT


    Latest Team News

    Add Roddy MacGregor to the injury list after the Motherwell game, but George Oakley will rejoin the squad after being suspended in midweek. Usual suspects still out and two or three still carrying injuries.


    Eric's Stark Revelations

    Raith have a managerial change since last season with John McGlynn moving to Falkirk, his replacement is Ian Murray who joins after his contract expired at Ardrieonians.

    The defenders who have left Stark's Park are Kyle Benedictus to Dunfermline, Frankie Musonda now at Ayr United, David Mackay left to join Q.O.S. and Reghan Tumulty transferred to Hartlepool Utd. In addition Seam Mackie's loan spell ended while Greig Young has been sent out on loan to Elgin City. Finally at the age of 37 veteran Christophe Berra has retired.

    Midfielder Ben Williamson has been recalled to Rangers after his loan

    Of last seasons forwards Matej Poplatnik loan from Livingston ended and Ethon Varian who was on loan from Stoke U21 is now with Irish side Bohemians.

    New arrivals at Stark's Park.

    A fourth goalkeeper has been added to the squad in Andy McNeil from Berwick Rangers.

    Ryan Nolan an Irish born centre back saw his development with Inter U17 & U19 in Italy and came on a transfer via Northampton Town. Another centre back Connor O'Riordan is on loan from Crewe Alexandra. On loan from Aberdeen FC B is left back Kieran Ngwenya and at right back is Ross Millen transfer from Scunthorpe Utd previously with numerous Scottish clubs such as Dunfermline, Queens Park, Kilmarnock and Clyde FC.

    Scott Brown a central midfield player joins from Peterhead FC. Up front centre forward Kyle Connell is on loan from Kilmarnock.

    Long term injuries for Raith are.

    Tom Lang centre back, cruciate ligament surgery

    Ross Mathews midfield, sore toe

    Brad Spencer midfield, foot surgery

    Lewis Vaughan forward, cruciate ligament rupture.


    Cheers Eck.

    Breaking News

    Due to our inability to hit the target recently, new goalposts have been installed at the Caledonian Stadium to give us a better chance of scoring. A club spokesperson has said "we can't hit a coo in the arse with a banjo, so this should help us to improve our goals scored".

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    Current form, current tactics, current body language (as shown in CTO threads and current mood suggests nothing but a Home win here. Hoping to be proved wrong (again) but I somehow can't see it happening. 

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