Friday 5th August 2016

ANDY STIRLING missed out on the chance to help Dunfermline win League One.

Now he is aiming to spoil their celebrations at clinching it.

The Dumbarton midfielder is keenly anticipating tomorrow’s Ladbrokes SPFL Championship opener at the home of his former club.

And Andy, who played for the Pars in season 2013/14, is hopeful of spoiling the party on their flag day.

He said: “I’m excited by the new season and I’m anxious for it to get started. The Betfred Cup hasn’t been too good but the league is completely different.

“After the friendly matches we knew what we needed to fix, but the cup ties got in the way. Now we know where we need to strengthen and where we need to patch things up.

“I’ll be going to Dunfermline with the incentive of getting one over on my old club. There will be a bigger crowd and we want to go there and cause an upset.

“Staying in the league will be a priority for us this season, but we will try to win as many games as we can and see where that takes us.”

Since joining in the close season, Andy’s performances have impressed, with some decent technical ability in midfield.

He has been happy with his performances and feels there is more to come, with his fitness now built up.

He added: “The first few games were about building fitness and I feel I’m now coming into the swing of things.

“I’m just getting back into a footballing frame of mind and now that I’ve played enough minutes, I should be 100 per cent when the league starts.

“All the new signings who have come in have tried to gel together – there isn’t really any other option. We know each other and get on well.”

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Andy Galloway

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