New Dunfermline manager John Hughes hasn’t taken long to make an impact at East End Park after the Pars picked up back-to-back wins for the first time this season, beating Inverness CT and Ayr United – with the new Dunfermline boss also appointing a new skipper for his side.

While previous boss Peter Grant was reluctant to name a full-time captain, Yogi has handed the armband to veteran midfielder Graham Dorrans as he gets his feet under the table at East End Park.

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Dorrans has impressed in recent games for the Pars and Hughes thinks the former Rangers, West Brom and Norwich midfielder is the perfect role model for the rest of his squad.

“You can tell the quality of footballer he is, not just on the ball but in terms of how he conducts himself,” Yogi said.

“He is a fantastic example, not just for the young kids but for anyone.

“Graham played very well on Saturday, as did one or two others.

 

“One thing about Graham is that he is very humble and he appreciates the other guys playing their part and making it as easy as it can be.”

With only a single point covering the bottom five teams in the Championship, the wins over Ayr and Inverness may well prove to be a turning point in the Pars’ season.

Had they lose those two games, they would have been cut adrift at the foot of the table and really been up against it to try and turn things around.

While Dunfermline are still a long way from safety, the recent upswing in performances is a massive positive for Hughes as he looks to get the Fifers heading up the table and away from a relegation battle.

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