Match Preview | Raith Rovers

Scottish Championship
Saturday 6 February 2021
Cappielow Park
Kick-off 3pm

by Brendan McEleny

Scene Setter

A Morton side bolstered by the arrival of Tottenham Hotspur loan signing Kazaiah Sterling welcome Raith Rovers to Cappielow tomorrow afternoon in the Scottish Championship.

The 22-year-old joined the club on deadline day on Tuesday and goes straight into manager Anton McElhone’s matchday squad for tomorrow’s clash against The Rovers.

It is a big game for the Greenock side following the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Arbroath last Saturday and the interim ‘Ton boss will be hoping his side can display the same gritty performance from last week but this time come away with a positive result.

Meanwhile John McGlynn saw his side go down to a 4-1 defeat against Dunfermline Athletic on Tuesday night.

Those results should guarantee a compelling 90 minutes on Sinclair Street as both clubs bid to get their campaign back on the right track by collecting maximum points.

Morton Milestones & Significant Stats

3 – Kalvin Orsi and Cameron Blues are joint top goalscorers for the club this term with 3 goals each

3 – The Sinclair Street side have won 3 of their last 5 meetings with Raith Rovers.

17 – The ‘Ton have scored 17 goals in all competitions so far this season.

Current Connections

Defender Reghan Tumilty joined Raith Rovers in the summer following two seasons at Cappielow. The 23-year-old scored 4 goals in 55 appearances during his time at the club including a debut goal against Partick Thistle in the Betfred Cup in 2018.

Goalkeeper David McGurn has been a long-serving member of the Rovers squad and has recently merged his playing ability with his coaching skills to become the club’s goalkeeping coach. The 40-year-old started his career with the ‘Ton and made 101 appearances over 6 years before switching Greenock for Kirkcaldy in 2008. A veteran of Scottish football, McGurn has lifted the Scottish Second Division twice, with Morton in 2007 and Raith Rovers in 2009, and received a testimonial at Stark’s Park in 2019 for his services to the club.

Head to Head

14 Jan 2017: Morton 2-0 Raith Rovers (Ladbrokes Championship)

7 Feb 2017: Raith Rovers 0-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

15 Apr 2017: Raith Rovers 2-0 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

7 Nov 2020: Raith Rovers 5-0 Morton (Scottish Championship)

Last Time Round

Morton went down to defeat in Kirkcaldy as they lost 5-0 to Raith Rovers at Stark’s Park in the Scottish Championship back in November.

The Sinclair Street side were reduced to ten men in the first half after club captain Jim McAlister was shown a controversial straight red card from referee Willie Collum and the hosts capitalised on the extra man advantage.


Referee: Chris Graham
Assistant 1: Graeme Leslie
Assistant 2: Kevin McElhinney

‘TonTV Streaming Information 

Tomorrow’s game will be available to watch live for £14 on ‘TonTV.

Supporters are asked to purchase in advance where possible to avoid any excessive online traffic before the coverage starts at 2.40pm.

Season ticket holders can view the game using the access codes that have been provided to them via e-mail or post.

Once logged onto the shop website, add the match to your basket and use your pass code in the section that says “apply coupon”.

In accordance with SFA guidelines and under advisement from Scottish Police, we respectfully ask that no supporter attempts to access a view of games from the car park adjacent to the stadium. To do so would put the Club in a hazardous position and may prompt action detrimental to the interests of the club.

Image: Gary Bradley