Former Stoke City coach and Scotland international Callum Davidson has admitted it was an “easy decision” to join Dunfermline – despite losing his job at Stoke after only eight months.

Davidson left St. Johnstone to link up with Gary Rowett at the Potters but Rowett was sacked last month.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01:: Callum Davidson coach of Stoke City reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Bristol City at Bet365 Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

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After speaking with Pars boss Stevie Crawford, Davidson said he was looking to lessen the burden on his former international team-mate.

“I spoke to Stevie on the Sunday, then I came in on the Thursday to speak to the chairman, and then started on Friday,” Davidson told the Dunfermline Press.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Callum Davidson coach of Stoke City reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Swansea City at Bet365 Stadium on September 18, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

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“I know Stevie anyway – we’d been on the pro licence for two years together – and I’ve played in Scotland squads with him as well.

“It was an easy decision. I’ll come in and try and take a bit of the burden off him and let him concentrate on things he needs to work on.”

OSLO, NORWAY - AUGUST 12: Callum Davidson of Scotland during the FIFA 2010 group nine World Cup Qualifying match between Scotland and Norway at the Ullevaal stadion on August 12, 2009 in Oslo, Norway.

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The Pars are fifth in the league table but could still secure a playoff place with a strong run-in.

With three wins since Davidson arrived, it’s clear he’s had an immediate impact on the Fifers’ fortunes.

Crawford’s side are two points off Inverness in fourth although the Highlanders have a game in hand.

 

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