Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford has been speaking about the Championship title contenders’ new signing, Kyle Macdonald from Airdrieonians.

The 21-year-old has joined the Pars from the League One side, and he will return there on loan for the rest of the season once that league gets the go-ahead to restart.

Crawford feels that the player, who can play in a few positions, will be a useful addition to the squad. The Dunfermline boss also disclosed that he has been watching the player for the last year.

“Keeping an eye on him”

“We are obviously delighted to bring Kyle to the club. We have been keeping an eye on him over the last 12 months or so” he said.

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New Dunfermline signing Kyle Macdonald (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“When you look at what he has done since he has gone to Airdrie – 40 plus appearances at League One level – for a young man who just turned 21 the other day, it is exciting to bring him to the club” Crawford continued.

 

Didn’t let head drop

What has particularly impressed Crawford is the fact that Macdonald didn’t let the fact that he didn’t make the grade at Motherwell let his head drop.

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Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

The player came through the Motherwell Academy, and Crawford feels that Macdonald should be credited for pursuing a career in the game after leaving Motherwell.

“Sometimes when things don’t happen for you and you are at a Premiership club, and you have to take a so-called step backwards. He has not hidden from the fact that he wants to be a football player, and it is a credit to him that he has gone and got all those appearences under his belt.”

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