Dunfermline boss Stevie Crawford says there isn’t a better choice for captain at East End Park than Euan Murray.

The left-back joined the Pars last summer following a successful stint at Raith Rovers. Despite only making 11 appearances under Crawford last term, the defender made a big impression on his boss.

Murray is the nw. (Photo by Andrew Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Murray will now lead the Pars into the new Championship season. It’ll be another campaign of trying to push towards the top end of the table for Dunfermline, last season proving how tight the Championship can be.

Crawford has picked Murray as his skipper and the Pars boss has explained why: “I don’t think it will come as a massive shock that Euan Murray has been given the captain’s armband. Do I think that people will be surprised? I think they will see the reasons why.

“I go back to when I first met Euan, I just felt that he is a man, he was hungry to try and kick on at Championship level. He played 10 games for us in the Championship after his injury last season. He had a wee taste of playing Premiership football at Motherwell and what he has done he has tried to find a way of getting back to playing football at the highest level that he possibly can.

 

“Sometimes when you face certain experiences in life and not have had everything handed to you on a plate, you appreciate what you have had to go through. For me that has made Euan a good leader.

“He will have a good rapport with the fans they will see that he is a wholehearted player. That is important to me and the coaching staff and at 26 I actually think Euan and has his better years ahead of him.

“With the new additions that I have added to the squad I see a lot of these guys as captain material and I am sure that will show in their performances.”

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