Match Preview: Raith Rovers vs Queen’s Park

The Spiders head to the Kingdom of Fife to take on Ian Murray’s Raith Rovers at Stark’s Park looking to build on a hard fought and well earned three points against Inverness Caley Thistle a week ago.

Ahead of the game Owen Coyle spoke to the media team and gave his thoughts, saying: “As always we are looking forward to it, and whilst we recognise Raith Rovers are a very good team, it’s one we want to win. We had a really good game against Raith earlier in the season and we expect this one to be no different. They are pleasing on the eye, pass the ball well and they have some terrific players in their squad. With that in mind we know we will need to be at our best, and we know if we reach those levels, we can win these tough matches.”

“We obviously want to build on the win and the performance last weekend. We keep stressing that the better we perform more often than not we’ll get the results to go along with that. That’s where our focus lies, to continue our development and working as hard as possible to reach the performance levels we need.”

“Equally in the bigger scheme of things we want to be making those incremental steps to getting to where we want to be, and that starts with doing what we can to get the result we want tomorrow.”

“We have shown in the majority of games this season that we are an exciting team to watch and that we do create chances. That was evident in last week’s game with the number of chances we created. It will come as no surprise that I would love a better ratio of chances to goals and for us to be more ruthless and clinical in front of goal. We have missed some wonderful opportunities but the great thing for me is that we continue to create them, I’d be far more worried if that wasn’t the case. We will continue working hard to create those chances and look to be more clinic, knowing that if we do, we give ourselves a much better chance of winning games.”

“Squad wise I’m pleased that we are able to welcome Stephen Eze and Alex Bannon back in. Stephen missed rightly out last week with the concussion protocols kicking in, which was the right thing, but he has come back in and took part in a couple of training sessions this week. Likewise, Alex missed out through illness last Saturday but has recovered and was also able to take part in a couple of sessions. It gives us some food for thought and we’ll make our final team selection closer to the time.”

Supporters Notes

Admission prices for the game are:

  • Adults – £20
  • Over 65 – £13
  • Under 21 – £12
  • Disabled – Priced as per age group
  • Under 16 – £8
  • Under 12 – £5
  • Under 5 – Free

Queen’s Park supporters will be in the housed in the North Stand.

There is no “cash gate” in operation at Stark’s Park on matchday and Raith Rovers encourage all supporters to purchase tickets online in advance of kick off.

Tickets can be printed off and scanned at the turnstiles or scanned from your smartphone.

Click HERE to buy tickets.

The supporters coach can drop off at the North stand Car park. The coach has to park in the Beveridge Park Car Park. Supporters are asked to walk to the Beveridge Park Car Park post match as Pratt Street is closed post match for around 15-20 minutes. This also tends to get congested when the road closure is lifted.

Christmas Collection

There will a Christmas Collection taking place at Stark’s Park and donations would be greatly appreciated. Full details are available HERE.

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