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Raith Rovers Forced to Play Striker Ryan Stevenson in Goal at Ayr Tonight

Raith Rovers Forced to Play Striker Ryan Stevenson in Goal at Ayr Tonight

Raith Rovers are set to face Ayr United tonight without a recognised goalkeeper, with striker Ryan Stevenson set to deputise between the sticks.

Rovers had attempted to get the Scottish Championship clash postponed after all three of their first-choice stoppers were ruled out injured, and the club unable to sign a short-term replacement.

A rotten run of luck has seen first choice keeper Kevin Cuthbert require a hernia operation, whilst his back-up Conor Brennan picked up a foot injury in Saturday’s loss to Queen of the South.

Youngster Aaron Lennox joined on loan from Aberdeen in the summer but fractured his jaw and broke his hand during a friendly back in January.

That means Stevenson, who played as a goalkeeper at youth level, will step into the breach.

Ayr go into the match in the relegation play-off spot but are currently just four points behind Rovers – meaning the absence of a goalkeeper tonight could cost John Hughes’s side dearly.

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