Raith V Livingston at Stark's Park : Match Preview

08 March 2013 02:31
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Mensing missing again

Raith will be without centre-back Simon Mensing for the second game running when they host Livingston.

Player-manager Grant Murray or Dougie Hill will step in as cover.

The Kirkcaldy side are out to make up for the disappointment of losing late goals to draw against against Cowdenbeath and Falkirk.

Murray said: "It was disappointing to do that once and it felt even more like a defeat when it happened the second time. Hopefully we can either get ahead against Livingston and then kill the game off or see things out successfully.

"They are coming here on the back of a good win over Airdrie despite an unsettling period after Gareth Evans left so we need to play well."

Livingston will be under the control of youth coach Ritchie Burke for a second game.

They will be without defender Jesus Garcia Tena, who has returned to Spain for family reasons.

Also missing for the Lions will be Keaghan Jacobs following knee surgery and Ross Docherty, who is still troubled by a groin injury.

Burke is looking to repeat the success he achieved in his first game in charge.

He said: "The preparations last week were not great as our head coach Gareth Evans left on the Thursday but the players went out and defeated Airdrie 4-1.

"That gave us something to build on this week and training has been great.

"Raith are a decent side so we need another top performance to win."

Source: PA