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Raith V Hamilton at Stark's Park : Match Preview

18 Jan 2013 16:31:23

Raith V Hamilton at Stark's Park : Match Preview

Raith V Hamilton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Mensing is missing

Simon Mensing will be missing for Raith against Hamilton as he serves a one-game ban.

But everyone else in the Kirkcaldy squad fit and available.

Manager Grant Murray is reading nothing into the two wins his side have had over Billy Reid's men this season.

He said: "Football is not as easy as saying well you have beaten them twice so you must be in with a great chance of making it three.

"They have picked up a lot and are starting a climb up the table so they will be very formidable opponents.

"We will look to win again but it will be a really hard game. Three points will keep us in the top half of the table and that is our aim."

Hamilton are without captain Alex Neil who is starting a three-game ban after being sent off for the third time this season in the 2-1 win over Cowdenbeath last Saturday.

Stephen Hendrie is available after three months out with a groin injury, but Jon McShane and Kieran Millar remain out with knee injuries.

New Douglas Park manager Billy Reid said: "After taking no points from six against Raith, this is a game we would really like to win and move closer to them in the table.

"We will miss our skipper but the key to this game will be keeping their striker Brian Graham quiet. He has been terrific goalscoring form this season."


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