Dunfermline striker Craig Wighton is adamant the Pars can turn things around soon after finding themselves rooted to the bottom of the Championship table – with the former Hearts and Dundee star confident that once Peter Grant’s side pick up their first win of the season then things will start picking up.

The Pars welcome Kilmarnock to East End Park on Saturday after the agony of a late defeat last weekend against Queen of the South, bringing a run of three successive draws to an end and prompting an angry response from some fans.

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Wighton knows the quality that is in the dressing-room at Dunfermline and challenged his teammates to start showing it rather than simply talking about it, saying: “We know that we have good players at the club but winning games is what brings the real confidence so it is a case of getting that first one and then hopefully building on that.

“As a group we know that we are capable of winning games, we just need to show that and actually do it rather than just speaking about it.

“We are all still positive and the confidence is there and we all know that it is still early in the season. There are a lot of points to play for but we need to start winning games as soon as possible.

“It is only eight games into the season, it is a long season and plenty of points to play for. The gap is not massive.

“The performances are probably the most disappointing thing in certain games. There have been games where we have shown glimpses but that is not enough. We need to do it over a 90 minute period in a game and you will get points on the board. We can talk all we want but we really need to start doing that on a Saturday.”

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