Raith V Partick at Stark's Park : Match Preview

28 September 2012 03:01
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Clarke out for Rovers Raith will be without Pat Clarke when they look to end Partick's perfect start to the season. The striker is still suffering from a calf injury. Defender Eddie Malone was a doubt following the 4-1 defeat from Celtic in Tuesday night's Scottish Communities League Cup tie due to a calf problem, but boss Grant Murray reckons he will be fit enough to play. Murray said: "Partick have been magnificent this season and I know this will be a very, very difficult game but we are at home and will be going out to beat them. "We are stronger squad-wise than when we lost 3-0 to them in the Ramsdens Cup, so hopefully we will give them a lot more problems than we did that day." Partick have experienced midfielder David Rowson in their pool for the first time this season. He has successfully negotiated two reserve games in quick succession following a back injury. Back-up goalkeeper Ryan Scully remains sidelined for the Jags who are also missing the injured Sean Welsh and Steven Craig. Manager Jackie McNamara has told his men that they will need to work hard to get an eighth win from eight matches. He said: "Stark's Park is a hard place to go and they will also be out for revenge following our win over them in the Ramsdens Cup. "We will need to be at the top of our game again to get another three points and keep ourselves at the top of the table."

Source: PA