By David Buick and Ben Banks

Stevie Crawford has expressed his delight after Dunfermline ended a five-game losing streak against Dundee with a 2-0 win.

Goals from Ryan Dow and Kevin Nisbet sealed a huge win for the Pars. After having to look over their shoulder in recent weeks, Crawford’s side are now just a point outside the promotion play-off spots.

Dow netted for Crawford and Dunfermline against Dundee. (Photo by Robbie Boyd)

It was a much-needed boost for the Fifers ahead of three away trips in their next four matches, with the home game against champions-elect Dundee United.

Crawford says he was pleased with the clean sheet his side picked up in particular against the Dee as he targets an upturn in form.

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“I do firmly believe there is goals in this team but the real pleasing thing is that we’ve come away with a clean sheet and two well-taken goals,” said Crawford.

All smiles in Dunfermline. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“When you’re on the back of five defeats, it’s difficult to see where your next win is coming from. I thought Dundee started well but our shape was good.

“If you’re playing against a team with the quality of Dundee, you’ve got to take a lot of encouragement from that. It’s not getting too carried away now.

“I don’t want to sound boring and repetitive but you can win a couple of games in this league and you can be looking at the play-offs. Lose a couple of games and you’re looking at relegation.

Remaining focused. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Questions are getting asked about how our season is going to go on but to a man I think they deserve an enormous amount of credit.”

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