Dunfermline have made what could be a significant transfer move for next season by agreeing a pre-contract agreement with Hearts striker Craig Wighton.

The 23-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Tynecastle as Robbie Neilson as brought more forwards to the club on in January. With the player’s contract expiring at the end of the season, Dunfermline spoke to the player, and they have agreed terms.

Deal comes on back of emphatic win

The agreement to sign Wighton is the second piece of good news for the Pars in the last 24 hours, coming on the back of the emphatic 4-1 win over Raith Rovers last night.

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Craig Wighton in action for Hearts (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Dunfermline boss Stevie Crawford has had his say on the deal to bring Wighton to the club. Unsurprisingly he is very pleased.

“I have admired”

“We are delighted that we have Craig. He is 23, he will be 24 in the summer, and he has put pen to paper on a pre-contract with us. He is a player who I have admired since he broke into the Dundee team as a 16-year-old” he said.Dunfermline Athletic v St Johnstone - Betfred Cup Quarter Final

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)Crawford also spoke about the kind of qualities that Wighton will bring to East End Park. Qualities might not be at the club at the moment.

“He is a different type from what we have got. I do see him as a striker. I see traits in him that he is more of a striker. Albeit he can play in wider positions because that is the type of boy he is. So there is a flexibility to his game” Crawford stated.

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