Dunfermline Athletic

Whittling down the opposition

Saturday, 20th Dec 2014

Alex Whittle won the Man of the Match award but felt that it was much more important to get three points and return to winning ways.

Despite the defeat Alex was confident success will come:-

"It is frustrating at the moment but I think we can turn it around. I have got used to playing left back but I played left midfield today and was much further forward. The gaffer and Neil just told me to be positive, get forward and get the crosses in. I thought I did that to be fair.

"I felt that we were unlucky and at the moment chances are just not falling for us. You just have to hope that it will come. Ryan Wallace made the keeper make a really good save, Moffat scored on the rebound, whether it was offside I do not know."

In April 2012 Alex arrived at East End Park from the Nile Academy as a midfielder who could play on either flank.

"I got converted into a left back and I thought I did alright there. I enjoyed playing a bit further forward today. Ross Millen got the ball to me quite a bit so I saw a lot of the ball today as well so that was good."

His attacking role saw Alex create several good chances and he felt that the best one came in the second half when he flashed the ball across the face of goal.

"I got the ball quite close to Josh, he must have been just an inch away for that, it was a little unfortunate. Then there was one chance in the second half that I put over the bar. Both disappointing but I did think that we played well today."

John Potter shuffled the pack for the match against Stranraer and as well as Alex playing further up the park there was a more attacking role for Josh Falkingham on the right, Andy Geggan was played at right back and Ross Millen on the left. The 21 year old from Liverpool felt that the 4:2:3:1 formation worked well.

"It needs to change and we need that bit of luck. It becomes a big match on 27th. and we want to win our next game to get us back in there. There are plenty more games but we will just focus on the next game and getting a win.

"The main focus will be on the Brechin game so I won't be eating too much Christmas dinner. Once we get one win I think we will get that winning mentality back."



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