Raith Rovers vs Arbroath – Match Preview

Raith Rovers vs Arbroath – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 01 – Season 2020 / 2021

Saturday 17th October 2020, Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy, 3.00pm kick off

223 Days.

A staggering 223 days since our last Championship match at a very wet Cappielow, so we are delighted to return to action tomorrow as we travel to Stark’s Park to face Raith Rovers.

It will be our first return to Stark’s Park since February 2019 when a Colin Hamilton goal secured all 3 points for the Lichties. The teams met once again on the 21st April when a televised match seen the sides play out a 2-2 draw.

John McGlynn has been busy over the summer bringing in 6 players with experienced Goalkeeper Jamie McDonald one of the big names. Jamie played for Alloa last season on loan and impressed against the Lichties.

One the summer signings Immanuelson “Manny” Duku  is capturing the imagination with the Dutch striker hitting the ground running including a stunning strike against Hearts on Tuesday evening.

Many of the Raith Rovers side are familiar faces to Arbroath fans with the spine of the team still the same since our League One meetings.

Arbroath Manager Dick Campbell will be sweating on the fitness of Colin Hamilton who missed the trip to Dingwall after picking up an injury against Montrose last weekend. Mark Whatley is also expected to miss out for the Lichties.

It will be a tough fixture for the Lichties, but as always we shall give it everything.

C’mon the Lichties!

Previous Meetings

Raith Rovers 0 – 1 Arbroath – 16th February 2019 – Scottish League One – 2018/2019
Goal – Hamilton 27

Arbroath 2 – 2 Raith Rovers – Sunday 21st April 2019 – Scottish League One – 2018/2019
Goals – Swankie 30, Wallace 77 – Nisbit 27, 51

Raith Rovers 2020/2021

Raith Rovers Manager – John McGlynn
Raith Rovers Assistant Manager – Paul Smith


1 – Jamie MacDonald (Kilmarnock)
17 – Robbie Thomson
20 – David McGurn
28 – Kyle Bow


2 – Reghan Tumilty (Greenock Morton)
3 – Kieran MacDonald
4 – Iain Davidson
5 – Fernandy Mendy
6 – Kyle Benedictus
14 – Frankie Musonda (Luton Town)
15 – David McKay


7 – Daniel Armstrong
8 – Regan Hendry
11 – Grant Anderson
12 – Ross Matthews
13 – Brad Spencer
18 – Dylan Tait
22 – Ethan Ross (Aberdeen, loan)
27 – Quinn Coulson


9 – Immanuelson Duku (Hayes & Yeading)
10 – Lewis Vaughan
16 – Jack Smith
19 – Luke Mahady
23 – Gozie Ugwu (Ebbsfleet United),


Kieron Bowie – Fulham
Lewis Allan – Berwick Rangers
John Baird – Mandurah City
Michael Miller – Ayr United
Joao Victoria – Stranraer, loan made permanent
Jamie Watson – Cape Breton University
Steven Anderson – St. Johnstone, end of loan
Steven MacLean – Heart of Midlothian, end of loan
Ross Munro – Ross County, end of loan
Tony Dingwall


Neither team has any players suspended.

Referee – Gavin Duncan
Assistant Referee 1 – Andy Milne
Assistant Referee 2 – Brian Templeton



Lichties can sign up on Raith TV for £12 to watch tomorrow’s match.

C’mon the Lichties!

Team Signings from; http://nareystoepoker.blogspot.com/p/all-spfl-transfers-january-2020-window.html

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