Chris Kane First Impressions

New Dunfermline Athletic loan signing Chris Kane is eager to get started and help fire the Pars up the Championship table.  The 29 year old striker has joined until the end of the season from St Johnstone, where he was finding it hard to get game time. However, Chris is confident he can make an immediate impact at East End Park:-

“I’m delighted to be here, obviously I wasn’t getting much game time at Saints. I spoke to the manager and said that I need to get out playing. The chance to join Dunfermline came up and I knew that it was a place I wanted to go. It’s a big club with a big fan base so I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Dunfermline assistant manager Dave Mackay played alongside Chris in three seasons at St Johnstone when their careers overlapped, Dave and James McPake encouraged Chris that this was the right move for his career:-

“They just said that it’s a great place, a great group of boys, big club. They said that they were going to give me the opportunity to play and that’s what I need right now. I need to get out, play games and keep myself fit. Hopefully I can do that while contributing some goals to get us back up that table.”

Aaron Comrie and Michael O’Halloran also played in the same teams as Chris at St Johnstone and the new signing admitted that he was impressed with his first training session at Dunfermline.

“It was good, a good tempo and good standard as well. Not much different from Saints so I’m really looking forward to getting going.”

Although Chris claims that his  main attributes are link-up play and bringing others into the game, he hopes to chip in with a few goals himself during his loan spell.

“Obviously it is not all about scoring goals, one of my main attributes is link up play, winning fouls and getting the team up the park. I have scored goals wherever I have been so hopefully I will get a few goals and contribute to getting wins.”

Chris has only played two matches before at the KDM Group East End Park. He scored twice for Queen of the South in the Championship match in December 2017 and the first hour of St Johnstone’s League Cup tie against the Pars in December 2020. He could make his Dunfermline debut this weekend at home to bottom side Arbroath and knows his new club badly needs a victory to kickstart their season.

“We need to start winning games to get up that league. It is a tight league and they will be wanting to beat us as well. We will need to be right on it and I’m sure we will be. If I start hopefully I can help the team get that win to close the gap on the teams above us.”

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