Dunfermline have “parted company” with manager Peter Grant after a shambolic start to the season sees the Pars rooted to the foot of the Championship table.

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The Fifers only appointed Grant in the summer after Stevie Crawford’s surprise resignation at the end of last season having led Dunfermline to the Playoffs.

Under Grant, Dunfermline have failed to win any of their twelve league games – drawing seven and losing five – and yesterday’s 4-2 defeat by Arbroath appears to have been the final straw for the club’s German owners.

“DAFC can confirm today that it has sadly parted company with manager, Peter Grant,” a statement from the Pars said.

“We would like to place on record our thanks to Peter for his efforts, hard work and professionalism during his time at East End Park, and we wish him and his family every success in the future.

 

“A fresh robust recruitment process to find a replacement for Peter to lead our club forward will start immediately. In the meantime, Greg Shields and Steven Whittaker have agreed to lead the team on an interim basis, and they will be supported by Sports Director, Thomas Meggle.”

Dunfermline welcome Greenock Morton to East End Park this weekend, with ‘Ton sitting just two points ahead of the Pars in the league.

After yesterday’s defeat at Gayfield, the Pars’ team bus had to get a police escort away from the stadium as angry fans made their feelings clear after the latest defeat.

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