New Zealand-born Michael McGlinchey joined Dunfermline in November, on loan from Celtic until 20th January. The 20 year old midfielder has made just one first-team appearance for Celtic in the Boxing Day 2005 win over Livingston at Celtic Park. He can play in midfield or up front and has been targeted to ease the Pars' injury crisis.
He was a key man in the Scotland Under-19 team's run to the 2006 European Championship finals and featured at the Under-20 World Cup in the summer. Michael made his Pars debut at McDiarmid Park on Saturday 10th November 2007.