Stevie Crawford has thanked Josh Coley for his time at Dunfermline after the midfielder headed back to Norwich City.

The Canaries youngster has struggled with injury in recent times and has featured seven times in league action for the Pars. He has been down south receiving treatment and he will stay at Carrow Road now following the termination of his loan deal.

Coley is back with Norwich City. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

Speaking about Coley, Crawford has thanked the midfielder for his time at East End Park. Hearts youngsters Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald have also had their loan spells cut.

“Josh Coley will be staying down at Norwich. I would like to thanks Norwich and Hearts for giving us the opportunity to work with there players. In the end, it didn’t work out for Josh.

“But he was a lovely lad, who went back down with an injury problem. I wish him and Harry and Anthony all the best in their careers. I think it’s important that you treat players properly.

Nothing but good things to say about Coley. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We’re actively looking at possibilities to bring in. How soon that happens I’m not sure.”

Nothing in Andy Ryan rumours according to Pars boss

Meanwhile, there’s been chat of a further departure from Fife. Andy Ryan has been strongly linked with a return to Airdrieonians after finding himself out of the Pars’ last two matchday squads.

It’s news to Crawford though, who says Ryan is still very much a Dunfermline player and he trained with the Dunfermline squad on Tuesday.

Ryan was once a Diamond. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Andy Ryan wasn’t on the bench at the weekend. There were reasons for that, but as long as someone’s here, they’re fit for selection,” he explained. “Somebody had mentioned he’d been linked with another club.

“As far as I’m aware he is a Dunfermline player. I don’t like to speak out of school about players at other clubs. Until someone chaps my door and says they don’t want to be at the club or I make a decision, that’s when I’ll make a decision.

“Andy trained with us this morning (Tuesday). He’s not chapped on the door.”

Andy Ryan has since completed a loan move to Airdrieonians, penning a deal until the end of the season. 

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