By David Buick and Ben Banks

Jonathan Afolabi says he has really enjoyed his time at Dunfermline so far following his loan move from Celtic.

The Irish youth international joined Celtic in the summer from Southampton but the Parkhead side have opted to send him out on loan to Fife so he can build up senior experience.

Afolabi joined on loan from Celtic. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Extra pressure has fallen to Afolabi in his first few games at professional level with Dunfermline’s star man Kevin Nisbet suffering ankle ligament damage. It’s left the task of leading the line up to the likes of Afolabi and Gabby McGill.

So far, the Celtic prospect has scored two goals since moving temporarily to East End Park. Afolabi says it’s been brilliant up until now and that he’ll do all he can to help fill Nisbet’s place.


“It’s a good chance for all of us to try and fill the void that Nisbet has left,” Afolabi said. “I’m sure he’ll be back in a few weeks but in that time we need to do what we can to keep our names on the scoresheet.

Keep on firing. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

“I’m delighted with my performances so far. All I can do is keep it up and hopefully the goals will follow. I need to press for the lads and hopefully I can get a few goals.

“It’s been a tough start because I only made my debut in January. I feel like I’m up to pace now so I should be ready to go now. It’s been a good opportunity and I’m glad to be here. It’s been great so far.”

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