Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford will take time to ‘evaluate’ his squad as players from the likes of Celtic and Crystal Palace head back to their parent clubs.

Ewan Henderson and Kerr McInroy will return to Celtic while Scott Banks returns to Crystal Palace. Lewis Mayo is back at Rangers following a full season at East End Park while Craig Wighton’s loan from Hearts is made permanent.

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Henderson is back with Celtic. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Dunfermline’s season is over after Premiership play-off defeat to Raith Rovers and Crawford says he needs to see who wans to be at his club ahead of the new Scottish Championship term: “Until this we were not certain which league we would possibly be playing in. That is the challenges of being at a club like Dunfermline.

“At the moment I do not want my disappointment to take away my hunger for this club to do better. What I have got to do is to make sure that myself, physically and mentally that I clear my head and take a couple of days just to get away from it all. Then I need to look at progressing this club and the first task of that is recruitment.

“We have to make sure that we get boys who want to play for Dunfermline Football Club. I know that some players will be going back to their parent clubs and the boys that we have here we have to got to evaluate over the next few days to then bring recruitment in to help us kick on again next season.”

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