Stevie Crawford says he’s not heard a thing about Rangers’ Jamie Barjonas moving to Dunfermline as the Pars boss looked back on a positive term so far.
The Rangers youngster has made senior appearances for the Gers but a recent report linked him to both Partick Thistle and Crawford’s side (Scottish Sun). Jags boss McCall recently dismissed the speculation from a Thistle perspective.
Now Crawford has spoken about the links. He says it’s the first time he’s heard about it.
“It’s not my place to talk about individual players,” he said. “In terms of any player that has been mentioned out in the press, that’s news to me.”
Targeting further points
Crawford’s men have made visible improvements from the first quarter in the second. They took ten points from their first nine games, and from the following nine, they’ve taken 15.
Not only that but East End Park form has improved drastically. They hadn’t won in seven months on home soil prior to a win over Ayr in October. They’ve now won five on the bounce.
It’s been an upturn in form and results, but Crawford wants more in the coming quarters: “Since the summer, I would split it into the two quarters. The first quarter you could ask did we get enough points on the board? Probably not. Did we have the opportunity to? Yes, definitely, but we never.
“The pleasing thing looking back at that now is that we have a better points tally in the second quarter, so there has been a big part of the squad who have learned and managed to put more points on the board.
“I still genuinely believe that even in the second quarter we can look back at it and say that we have probably slipped up and let points get away from us, but then every team in the league will be saying that.
“You would say in the first quarter we could have done better and in the second quarter we are happy. Can we better what we have managed to put together in the second quarter? That will be our goal for that third quarter.”
“The home form having turned in the manner that it has, the fans have played a big part in that as well.”