Dunfermline full-back Josh Edwards feels that playing first-team football on a regular basis has improved his performances on the pitch.

The left-back has been an ever-present for the Pars so far this season. He has played every minute of Championship football that the team has played, and was a regular in the Betfred Cup as well. The 20-year-old reckons that has only improved his performances.

“Feel the difference”

“Compared to last season to me now, I can see and feel the difference. I’m sure the fans can as well” he said.

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Josh Edwards in action for Dunfermline (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I’d say I’ve definitely come on leaps and bounds this season as a football player. The more minutes I get, the more I feel that I’m improving, it’s definitely been a factor, playing all these games” Edwards mused.

Edwards went on to detail what elements of his game have improved during this run in the first-team.


“Got a lot better”

“I think defensively I’ve got a lot better. Just little things like communication. Just talking, telling other players where other players are. By playing more you just get used to talking, and it’s such a big part of the game” Edwards stated.

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Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford has given Josh Edwards regular first-team football (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Edwards and Dunfermline return to action on Saturday against Alloa. The Pars lost their last league game against Arbroath, and bad weather meant that last week’s game against Dundee was postponed.

Dunfermline has only played Alloa once this season, back in October, winning 4-1. However, Alloa is in a decent run of form, and have picked up four points in their last two games. Edwards and the Pars will need to be at their best to get back to winning ways after the Arbroath loss.

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