By Ben Banks and David Buick
Ethan Ross could have been on the beach in Dubai this week- but he’s happy enough with first-team football at Dunfermline.
The youngster recently made a loan switch from Aberdeen to East End Park. He started for Aberdeen against Hibs in October but consistent first-team minutes have proven hard to come by.
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They’ve opted to send him to East End Park to gain this experience. Ross was thrown in at the deep end on his debut, starting in the 1-0 defeat to Ayr.
Ross says that he’s happy to be in Dunfermline, despite the fact he had the chance to travel to Dubai with Aberdeen’s first-team this week.
“If I had stayed I would have been away to Dubai – but East End Park is just as good,” said Ross. “As soon as I knew Dunfermline were keen I was ready to go. If I’d stayed at Aberdeen then you never know, they might have gone out and got somebody else.
“I knew when this opportunity came I had to take it and that’s what I have done. I’ve been to Dubai so I don’t need to go again do I? Dubai is really good for the boys, it gets them away all together. But I am focused on my time here at Dunfermline.
“I am looking to get as much game time as I can out of the loan and get a bit of match experience at a really high level. The Championship in Scotland is a good level and I’ll try to play as many games as possible and help the team as much as I can.
“Saturday was close to what I have seen in the Premiership. The standard is good, really high. That is one of the reasons I wanted to come here – to challenge myself against good teams like Ayr.
“It was a challenging game but it’s not the way I wanted to start my time here. I thought I did alright in bits but I’d like to have helped the team more – that’s the type of player I am.
“I like to set up goals and I like to score goal. It’s a real disappointment for the team to come away from the game with nothing after having so much possession and so many chances.”