Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers 1 - 1 Queen of the South: Rovers need magic

Raith Rovers stretched to four matches their unbeaten run at home since the arrival of manager John Hughes, but saw themselves dragged still closer to an increasingly congested Championship relegation battle.

Craig Barr heads home the opening goal from a Chris Johnston free-kick just after the interval.  Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Raith Rovers 2 - 1 Dundee United: Rovers rise to challenge

John Hughes used the tough love approach to management in the build up to this game and was rewarded with a gritty, determined display that earned Raith Rovers a second victory in their past three games.

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Raith Rovers manager John Hughes wants to see his players showing more character. Picture: SNS.

Raith Rovers’ poor quality gives John Hughes ‘hardest challenge’

Raith Rovers manager John Hughes says he is facing the toughest challenge of his managerial career after questioning the character and quality of his players.

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Garry Fleming rolled  in the fourth. Picture Michael Gillen.

Dumbarton 4 - 0 Raith Rovers: Sons show little respect

Robert Thomson grabbed Dumbarton’s 500th goal at their Cheaper Insurance Direct ground and also netted their 501st as the Sons jumped above Raith in the race to avoid relegation issues with a 4-0 success over the Kirkcaldy men, writes Craig Stewart.

Gary Locke is back in football after a month out of the game. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ex-Hearts boss Gary Locke takes over at Cowdenbeath

Gary Locke has been announced as the new manager of Cowdenbeath, the side who are currently bottom of the SPFL.

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Ryan Stevenson has decided to call it a day. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ryan Stevenson hails ‘amazing’ Hearts fans as player retires

Former Hearts attacker Ryan Stevenson yesterday announced his retirement from professional football with immediate effect.

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Paul Le Guen did not enjoy a successful spell with Rangers. Picture: SNS

Judging every foreign manager in Scottish football history

Portuguese coach Pedro Caixinha remains the favourite to succeed Mark Warburton in the Rangers hotseat, which has brought up the debate of foreign managers and their rate of success in Scottish football.

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Raith Rovers' Ryan Hardie celebrates with Declan McManus (right) after making it 1-0 to the Fife side. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Raith 2 - 0 St Mirren: Hardie helps Rovers end winless run

A late brace from Ryan Hardie earned Raith Rovers their first victory in 18 matches to ease their relegation concerns, and compound St Mirren’s.

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Ian Redford junior, pictured at Saltcoats, has spoken of his pride at his late father Ian's forthcoming induction into Dundee United's Hall of Fame. Picture: John Devlin

Ian Redford junior to induct dad into Dundee United Hall of Fame

There can be few more fiercely felt privileges than for a son to pick up an award on behalf of his father. For golfer Ian Redford junior, this emotional task represents having
come full circle.

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Raith stand-in keeper Ryan Stevenson. Picture: SNS

SPFL hit back at Raith Rovers over goalkeeping fiasco

The SPFL have insisted it was the fault of Raith Rovers, and not the league’s governing body, for the Kirkcaldy side taking to the field against Ayr United on Tuesday night without a recognised goalkeeper.

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Raith Rovers forward Ryan Stevenson takes a goal-kick as he was forced to take the No 1 jersey against Ayr last night. Picture: Ross MacDonald

Raith forced to play Stevenson as stand-in keeper at Ayr

Raith Rovers lost 1-0 at Ayr United last night after they had to play forward Ryan Stevenson in goal when the SPFL refused their plea to postpone the match.

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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Rumour Mill: Ferguson ‘not ready’ for Rangers | Warburton to Arsenal | Murty ready for Old Firm clash

Barry Ferguson insists he’s not ready to manage Rangers, Mark Warburton could be in line to take over as academy director at Arsenal, and Graeme Murty insists he’s happy to stay in charge of Rangers for next month’s Old Firm clash.

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John Rankin scored in the first half

Queen of the South 2 - 1 Raith Rovers: Doonhamers deliver

John Hughes, the Raith Rovers manager, believes referee Barry Cook should have reduced Queens to ten men just seconds into the game.

Mark Warburton lasted only 11 months at Ibrox after winning the trophy. Picture: John Devlin

Mark Warburton was latest victim of Challenge Cup curse

Jack Ross and Ray McKinnon may want to think twice about trying to win next month’s Irn-Bru Cup final when St Mirren take on Dundee United at Fir Park.

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Raith Rovers'  Kyle Benedictus shields the ball from Hibernian's James Keatings. Picture: SNS.

Hibs give scant optimism as John Hughes inspires Raith Rovers

Last week’s Edinburgh derby was a laborious affair and, judging by the displays of the two sides this past weekend, the upcoming replay is unlikely to be a classic encounter either.

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Raith Rovers' Ryan Stevenson celebrates his thunderous strike against Hibernian. Picture: SNS/

Neil Lennon launches scathing attack on Hibs ahead of derby

Disgraceful, unprofessional, ordinary, insipid, complacent. Pick any insult you could hurl at a team of professional footballers, and Hibs boss Neil Lennon probably said it in a four-minute tirade against his players following this 1-1 draw at Raith Rovers.

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Ryan Stevenson's thunderbolt put Raith Rovers in front against Hibernian. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Raith Rovers 1 - 1 Hibs: Cummings rescues a point for Hibs yet again

Jason Cummings 16th goal of the season pushed Hibs seven points clear at the top of the Championship table as Neil Lennon’s side were forced to settle for a third successive draw against Raith Rovers.

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Brian Graham and his Hibs team-mates can stretch their lead in the Championship to nine points today. Picture: SNS

Hibs’ Brian Graham has no room for sentiment

Brian Graham has been surprised to see his former club struggling to find a win. But while he has sympathy for them and admits he still has a soft spot for Raith Rovers, he does not want to see them get back on track against Hibs this afternoon.

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Mark Warburton's time as Rangers manager has come to a chaotic end. Picture: SNS Group

Rumour Mill: Warburton exits Rangers | McInnes plays down Ibrox link | Ambrose ‘desperate to join Blackburn’

Mark Warburton leaves Rangers on a chaotic night at Ibrox; Dons boss plays down Gers link and Ambrose ‘desperate to join Blackburn’ amid work permit struggle

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