Raith Rovers v Cowdenbeath

14 March 2011 05:26
Raith Rovers go into the Fife derby against Cowdenbeath without injured duo Iain Williamson and Scott McBride.However, Laurie Ellis could start after a knock restricted him to a substitute's role at the weekend. [LNB]Cowdenbeath duo Joe Mbu and Lee Makel and trialist Bob Malcolm should be included for the trip to Kirkcaldy after missing out against Dundee. [LNB]That leaves just long-term absentees Dene Droudge and Danny MacKay unavailable to manager Jimmy Nicholl. [LNB][LNB]Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn: "We now have a real test of grit and determination in a local derby against a Cowdenbeath side that will be looking for any weakness from us. [LNB]"We should be positive as after all we are still top of the league and deserve to be there, so I will be asking the players to show a confident attitude." [LNB]Cowdenbeath manager Jimmy Nicholl: "A win would see us move into the play-off places and what a boost that would be to everyone at this club. [LNB]"It will not be easy as Raith Rovers will be hurting after Saturday and we don't want to suffer a backlash from that. Our defence will need to stand strong, and if they do that, we have a chance."

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