Dunfermline boss Stevie Crawford has paid tribute to the impact Hibernian loanee Fraser Murray had in the weekend win over Alloa.

Hearts loanee Craig Wighton might have stolen the headlines with two goals in the 2-1 win. However, Crawford was quick to talk up the impact made by the 21-year-old Easter Road loanee.

Murray provided assists for both of Wighton’s goals, and the Pars boss feels that the on loan Hearts man would be the first to recognise how important Murray’s contribution to his two goals were.

“The first to say”

“The pleasing thing from that, and Craig will be the first to say, is that Fraser Murray has put in two assists” he said.

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Fraser Murray in action for Dunfermline (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“One’s sort of coming in on his right foot in the first-half. It’s an instinctive finish. In the second-half it’s a good goal. Fraser puts in on his left foot, delivers and its great movement from Craig to get across the defenders. He’ll be the first to admit that it was two really good assists from Fraser” Crawford stated.

Featured regularly this season

Murray has featured regularly for Dunfermline this season since joining from Hibernian on loan. In his time at East End Park, he has scored five goals in 19 games, that is a decent return.

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Fraser Murray and Stevie Crawford (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Interestingly, the two assists against Alloa were Murray’s first of the season. If he can provide more of them until the end of the season, Dunfermline could have a real chance of winning promotion.

The Pars return to action this weekend against in-form Queen of the South. Crawford will be hoping that the Wighton and Murray combination is on song once more.

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