Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford says Celtic loan pair Ewan Henderson and Kerr McInroy have ‘brought the best’ out of each other in recent weeks.

McInroy has been a regular for Crawford this season while Henderson arrived in the winter from Celtic, the pair having played together in the Parkhead academy since they were 12. Both turned in strong performances as Dunfermline secured a promotion play-off spot against Arbroath at the weekend.

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The Celtic loanee has looked lively for the Pars. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Crawford says that having McInroy in the building helped him secure Henderson from Celtic, who is getting the best out of a childhood friend: “We were very fortunate to add Ewan towards the end of that loan window. We tried to bring him to the club in January but for one reason or another it didn’t happen at that time.

“He’s enjoying his football and he’s settled in well to the group. Having Kerr McInroy in the building as well, he’s someone he knows really well. He’s got that calmness and he can carry the ball. He can carry and dribble with the ball at his feet in total control.

“Ewan’s a good character and towards the end of the Arbroath game he was chasing a ball down in the left-back area. Sometime a person that you know coming in can allow you to kick on again and Ewan has brought the best out of Kerr in recent weeks too.”

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