Raith Rovers manager Ian Murray vows to use time off to get team back on track after five losses on trot
The second-placed Fifers go into that top-of-the-table tussle, with kick-off at Kirkcaldy’s Stark’s Park at 7.45pm, four points behind their visitors after 22 league matches, so it could end up proving to be a turning point in this season’s title race one way or the other.
Rovers have had the upper hand in their dealings with the league leaders so far this campaign, having beaten them 1-0 away in December, thanks to a Dylan Easton goal, following a 1-1 draw at home in October, with Lewis Vaughan scoring for the hosts and Louis Moult equalising for their visitors that time round.
Looking ahead to their third meeting of the season, Murray, speaking after Friday’s 1-0 SPFL Trust Trophy semi-final defeat at home to Airdrieonians, told Raith TV: “We have to really use the next 14 days to rectify the problems we’re having at the moment.
“As I kept saying when we were winning games, we’re all in this together as a collective, and it’s the same when you’re not winning games.
“We have to go away now and really use this time incredibly wisely. We can’t just sit on our hands and think everything’s going to change in the blink of an eye.
“We have to go away look at ourselves and see how we can get ourselves back on track.”
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