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.
Big news from Somerset Park this evening is @RaithRovers_FC midfielder Ryan Stevenson plays in goals after SPFL wldn't postpone the match.
— BBC Sportsound (@BBCSportsound) February 28, 2017
— Kenny Crawford (@KCrawfordBBC) February 28, 2017
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.
What do you make of the situation?