Raith Rovers gaffer McGlynn fields unchanged starting line-up against leaders

First plays second today in the Scottish Championship and Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn is sticking by a winning formula as his side prepares to face leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Stark’s Park.

Saturday, 23rd October 2021, 2:33 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd October 2021, 6:28 pm
Dylan Tait scored within the first couple of minutes last week for Raith Rovers against Arbroath - the Lang Toun men wouldn't say no to a start like that today at Stark's Park against leaders Inverness Caledonian Thistle (picture by Fife Photo Agency).

The Kirkcaldy side’s boss has opted for the same starting XI – and the same order on the bench – which ended Arbroath’s good run of results last week.

Billy Dodds’ Inverness side have been beaten only once in the league this term and shaded a very close earlier game against Raith in the north east back in August, thanks to a ‘wonder strike’ by Roddy MacGregor.

Raith go with:

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1 Jamie MacDonald, 2 Reghan Tumilty, 3 Liam Dick, 5 Christophe Berra, 6 Kyle Benedictus (C), 7 Aidan Connolly, 8 Ross Matthews, 11 Dario Zanatta, 13 Brad Spencer, 15 Dylan Tait, 18 Ethon Varian. Subs: 17 Robbie Thomson (GK), 12 Tom Lang, 22 Ethan Ross, 23 Blaise Riley-Snow, 26 Kieran Mitchell, 29 Greig Young, 99 Matej Poplatnik.

Roddy MacGregor lines up once again against the home side, as does former Raith striker Manny Duku, who is on the subs’ bench. The Inverness squad:

1 Mark Ridgers, 2 Wallace Duffy, 4 Sean Welsh, 5 Robbie Deas, 6 Daniel Devine, 7 Michael Gardyne, 9 Billy McKay, 11 Shane Sutherland, 12 Roddy MacGregor, 15 Kirk Broadfoot, 18 Scott Allardice. Subs: 21 Cameron Mackay (GK), 10 Aaron Doran, 14 Tom Walsh, 16 Lewis Jamieson, 17 Anthony McDonald, 19 Manny Duku, 23 Reece McAlear.