Dunfermline boss Stevie Crawford has called for his side to improve their away form, ahead of a tough looking trip to Queen of the South on Saturday.

The Pars form at home in the Championship has been excellent this season. They have won six of eight games at home, and suffered only one defeat.

However, they have struggled on their travels. They have taken only eight points from eight games, and won only one of those. Crawford is looking to improve on that record, starting against Queen of the South.

“It’s another test”

“It’s another test for us, but a challenge that we are looking forward to. It’s going to be a tough, tough, game. The pleasing thing for me as manager, is that we’re looking forward to these challenges” he said.

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford celebrates a win (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“The challenge for us now is to try and win more games away from home. We know it is going to be a difficult game. If we apply ourselves properly we’ll give ourselves a chance of picking up three points” Crawford stated.

Pleased with season overall

Despite the away difficulties this season, Crawford feels that overall Dunfermline are having a good season, and have improved on their performances from last season.

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Stevie Crawford watches Dunfermline in action (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We’re moving in the right direction, we’ve lost three games over the course of the season. Which I think shows that we have taken massive strides this season. There is a consistency.”

“We’re delighted with our home form this season, the away form, if we can start to get a few more victories, it gives you the chance if the home form stays the same, to really give yourself a chance of finishing as high as possible in this league” he concluded.

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