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.

“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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