Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford has hailed Celtic loanee Kerr McInroy and Kevin O’Hara for their Pars work in recent weeks.

The East End Park club will contest the promotion play-offs for a chance to play Scottish Premiership football next season after finishing in the Championship’s top four. McInroy has started once since February but Crawford is pleased with the work ethic shown by his Celtic loanee.

Dunfermline v Dundee Utd (Ladbrokes Championship)

The Celtic loanee and striker are impressing. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

He said: “Kerr is probably a bit frustrated from the turn of the year that he has maybe not had as much game time as he would have hoped. He has shown in the last couple of weeks that he will have a big input in what we do between now and the end of the season.”

O’Hara meanwhile has scored four goals in seven games, Crawford praising the striker’s fight: “He looks like he is enjoying his football as a lot of the players are. In testing circumstances there has been pressure but that comes with playing for a club like Dunfermline. We have managed to get ourselves into the play offs.

“He will have the feel good factor, as will the other strikers at the moment who have been hitting the back of the net and scoring goals. The biggest praise that I can give Kevin O’Hara, he has not had it all his own way from a personal point of view, he has has to fight for every minute of game time and he should.

“At a club like ourselves you should be fighting for game time. I go back to him training in Monday sessions when he has sometimes not even got on the pitch for us. He is an example to everybody at the club and that is the type of characters that I want here.”

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