‘Arry and Joe set for Raith Hall of Fame night ...

Manchester City & Scotland player Joe Jordan on the line-up before the Scotland v Northern Ireland football match at Hampden in May 1979. The game, played before a 28,500 crowd, ended 1-0 for Scotland.
Manchester City & Scotland player Joe Jordan on the line-up before the Scotland v Northern Ireland football match at Hampden in May 1979. The game, played before a 28,500 crowd, ended 1-0 for Scotland.

Football legends Joe Jordan and Harry Redknapp have been lined up as guest speakers at this year’s Raith Rovers Hall of Fame.

The pair will take to the stage at the sell out event at the Adam Smith Theatre on Monday, November 9.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp

The headliners follow in the footsteps of past guests including Jeff Stelling, Charlie Nicholas, Graeme Souness, Liam Brady and Gordon Strachan.

Alistair Cameron of the organising committee – which includes Allan Crow, Ally Gourlay and Willie MacGregor – said: “We’re delighted to have been able to get two legends of the game to come to Kirkcaldy; one from Scotland and one from down south.

“It’s a different combination some might think, but Joe and Harry have worked together for a number of years at different clubs so there’s a lot of history between them.

“We actually met Joe at Wembley when Ally, Willie and I went down to the Championship play offs last year and got chatting to him.

We’re delighted to have been able to get two legends of the game to come to Kirkcaldy

Alistair Cameron, organising committee

“That very morning Joe had been speaking to Frank Connor, one of this year’s inductees, who he knows very well from their days together at Hearts - so there was an instant connection to Rovers.”

The duo will be on stage with host Bill Leckie as the fourth annual show gets underway later this year, and fans with tickets are already buzzing about their appearance.

Alistair added: “We announced Joe and Harry at the Maggie’s sporting dinner on Friday and the feedback we got there and then was excellent - they are two big names fans are really looking forward to seeing.

“They’ve certainly got plenty to talk about and not just on the pitch - so it’s fair to say that Bill Leckie is looking forward to interviewing them!”

Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan

The organisers are now working on the line-up of past Rovers stars who will join the evening, and designing the backdrop to the stage.

The 2015 show will feature seven inductees - fewer than previous years.

Alistair explained: “In the past we’ve not always been able to give enough time to our guest speakers. It’s important to give inductees and their families their time too, and we always want to do that correctly.

“Reducing the number of inductees will give everyone a bit more time.

‘‘ I’m sure it’ll be a really special evening.”