IT'S derby day in the Kingdom - and it promises to be a massive match in the race for promotion play-off places.

Dunfermline make the short trip along the A92 to face rivals Raith Rovers this evening in the SPFL Championship.

After losing a two-goal lead to Dundee at the weekend, the Pars are now fourth, three points behind second-top Rovers and the Dees, who have both played a game more than Stevie Crawford's men.

With just seven games to go, this is a crucial night ahead for Athletic if they are to achieve their pre-season aim of a top four finish.

Here's everything you need to know about tonight's game...

What time is kick-off?

The game will get underway at 7.05pm, due to being broadcast live on television.

Where can I watch it?

The BBC Scotland channel will have live coverage from 7pm, while fans can also buy a stream of the match for £10 from Raith TV.

Press Sport will also have live updates from Stark's Park on our live blog.

What is the latest form guide?

In the 10 games in all competitions they've played in 2021, the Pars have only won three - all of which were at home. One of those, however, was a 4-1 win over the Rovers in February.

They've picked up just one point on the road this year - at Morton in January - and their sole league success away from East End was at Alloa back in October.

Raith, by contrast, have played 13 games in 2021 so far, winning six of those. Of their 10 home Championship matches, they have lost three - to Queen of the South in December, Hearts in January, and Inverness on March 16.

However, in the seven league matches this season that they have played outwith a Saturday, they have failed to win, losing four of them.

Previous meetings?

Dunfermline hold the upper hand so far this season.

During the first meeting at Stark's Park in December, the hosts found themselves two goals up thanks to Manny Duku and Frankie Musonda with 17 minutes to go.

However, with two goals in as many minutes from Fraser Murray and Declan McManus, the Pars roared back to claim a point.

In February, however, it was much more comfortable as Athletic ran out 4-1 winners.

McManus gave them a first half lead, which was doubled by Aaron Comrie shortly after the interval.

Although Brad Spencer pulled one back for Raith, a Fraser Murray double ensured the points remained at East End.

Team news?

Central defender Paul Watson is rated as a doubt by Crawford for this evening's match, while loan signing Ewan Henderson - who arrived on Friday from Celtic - and Scott Banks may be in contention to start after promising appearances from the bench on Saturday.

Vytas Gašpuitis is on international duty with Lithuania, while Ryan Dow and Lewis Martin remain long-term absentees.

The match will be refereed by Euan Anderson.