Raith Rovers: Pre-season friendlies announced

Raith Rovers have released details of three pre-season friendlies

By Paul McCabe
Tuesday, 7th June 2022, 12:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 12:40 pm
Raith will play their SPFL Trust Trophy Final opponents Queen of the South in a pre-season friendly. (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Raith will play their SPFL Trust Trophy Final opponents Queen of the South in a pre-season friendly. (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Murray’s men will firstly travel to play non-league Dunbar United before returning to the Kingdom for two further matches.

On Saturday, June 25 they will take part in a testimonial for long-serving Dunbar player, Grant Thomson at the Seasiders’ New Countess Park.

Kick off against the East of Scotland League outfit will be at 3pm, with tickets now on sale.

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Midweek, on June 29, It will be a repeat of last season’s victorious SPFL Trust Trophy final, when fellow Championship side Queen of the South come to Stark’s Park for a 7.45pm kick off.

Finally, Saturday, July 2 will see Rovers make the short trip to New Central Park to meet new League One side Kelty Hearts, who named Queen’s Park coach John Potter as their new manager this week after Kevin Thomson, who was interviewed for the Raith job, left having guided the club to the League Two title.

Kick off is at 3pm and admission prices for these two games are to be confirmed in due course.

Raith will then kick off their competitive campaign the Premier Sports Cup where they have been drawn in Group A with Peterhead, Stirling Albion, Dumbarton and Aberdeen.

Peterhead and Stirling will both travel to Kirkcaldy on Wednesday, July 13 and Saturday the 16th respectively, before Rovers travel to Dumbarton on Tuesday, July 19 then head to Aberdeen on Saturday, July 24.