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Raith Rovers

St Mirren 5 - 0 Raith Rovers: Buddies nearer great escape

This was quite simply a demolition job by St Mirren. They flattened fellow strugglers Raith in every sense with a performance that would have been worthy of champions let alone a side battling to beat the drop as their remarkable resurgence under Jack Ross continues.

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon said he was 'justified' in his selection. Picture: SNS

Neil Lennon defends decision to make 10 changes to Hibs team

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon last night defended his decision to make ten changes to his team as Raith Rovers left Easter Road empty-handed in their bid to avoid relegation from the Championship.

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James Keatings opens the scoring for Hibs against Raith. He would also bag the winner. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Hibs 3 - 2 Raith: James Keatings wins it for champions

After the shock return of the boyband, Neil Lennon sent out a couple of kids and they were able to reward him with something the more experienced Hibernian players hadn’t been able to achieve all season – a win over Raith Rovers.

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Craig Barr opened the scoring against Morton yesterday with an instinctive header. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Raith Rovers 2 - 0 Morton: Craig’s the bravest Barr none

If courage and character are to be key factors in a battle for survival in the Championship, then step forward Craig Barr, who produced a colossal display as Raith Rovers secured a pivotal 2-0 victory against Morton.

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Lewis Vaughan has been in fine form since signing for Dumbarton on loan. Picture: SNS

Is this the worst transfer of the Scottish football season?

Forget Joey Barton, Scott Boden or any of the 16 signings Hearts have made - Raith Rovers’ decision to loan striker Lewis Vaughan to Championship relegation rivals Dumbarton could be the worst transfer move of the Scottish football season, as Craig Fowler writes

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Dundee United's Tony Andreu has been excellent all season. Picture: SNS

The 10 Scottish Championship player of the year hopefuls

Award season is firmly heating up with player and young player of the year nominations likely to be announced within the next couple of weeks.

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Kallum Higginbotham scored from the spot. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0 Raith Rovers: Pars’ vital victory

Ahead of a fraught Fife derby, Raith Rovers manager John Hughes had urged his players to have “ice in their veins”. Instead, it was a Dunfermline player who displayed laudable composure as Kallum Higginbotham stepped up to ‘Panenka’ the Pars to victory.

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Lee Miller celebrates his goal against Raith Rovers. Picturee: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 1 - 0 Raith Rovers: Lee Miller gives Bairns hope

After their recent, dramatic last-gasp defeat by Hibs, Peter Houston conceded Falkirk had given themselves too much ground to make up in the title race. He remains unwilling to change his tune, despite this victory which, coupled with the Easter Road side again failing to win, left them a chink of light left to aim for at the summit.

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Troon FC have signed experienced midfielder Ryan Stevenson. Picture: Troon FC

Ryan Stevenson comes out of retirement to signs for Troon

Former Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson has joined junior side Troon FC on a deal until summer 2018 – a matter of weeks after the 32-year-old announced his retirement from football.

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Ex-Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson retired from football earlier this month. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Ryan Stevenson signs for Troon after retiring from football

Former Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson has signed for junior football side Troon following his retirement from the professional game.

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Ryan Hardie was on the mark

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.

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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.

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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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