Raith V Falkirk at Stark's Park : Match Preview

26 April 2013 04:01
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Clarke boost for Raith

Raith welcome back striker Pat Clarke after a month out with a groin problem as they host a Falkirk side they have beaten twice this season.

Stark's Park player/manager Grant Murray, who has no injury or suspension worries, said: "It would be great to get the hat-trick of wins as Falkirk are more than a decent side.

"We lost last week to Hamilton and gave a below-par performance and we want to put that right in this one.

"It could come down to a battle of the strikers as they have a very good one in Lyle Taylor and our Brian Graham has had a terrific season.

"Hopefully Brian can score more than Lyle and we can score more than Falkirk and we can get that third win."

Falkirk will be missing only striker Lewis Small (shoulder) when they travel looking for their first win of the season against the Kirkcaldy men.

Technical director Alex Smith said: "We want to finish in third place and two wins out of two could see us do that.

"We have to remain competitive to achieve that, starting at a very hard venue in Stark's Park.

"We lost 2-0 to Partick Thistle last weekend but we competed well for almost an hour until they got a break and then it was party time for them after that. If we can turn that hour into 90 we will do well."

Source: PA