Raith V Partick at Stark's Park : Match Preview

01 April 2013 02:32
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Cardle in for Rovers

Raith include new recruit Joe Cardle when leaders Partick visit Stark's Park after a short-term deal was agreed with the winger following his redundancy from Dunfermline.

Eddie Malone is available after suspension but Dougie Hill will miss out after picking up a hamstring injury in Saturday's 2-0 win over Morton, while a groin problem keeps Pat Clarke out.

The message from player-manager Grant Murray is a simple one.

He said: "All I am looking for us to do is build-on our terrific win over Morton.

"It is a huge game for Thistle as they are going for the title but it is also a huge game for us as we want to ensure that we keep well away from things below us."

Partick will look to move seven points clear in the race for the First Division title by seeing off Raith at Stark's Park.

However, captain Paul Paton continues to be absent with a knee injury.

Hugh Murray is a doubt due to a foot injury and Steven Craig is struggling with a groin problem.

Firhill player-manager Alan Archibald said: "We are well warned about how difficult this game is Raith beat Morton on Saturday.

"We struggled at Stark's earlier in the season and scored in injury time to get a point so we need to keep playing to the high standard we have been.

"We could have done without this game a few days before the Ramsdens Final, however since we have to play it we might as well win it."

Source: PA

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