Allan Johnston says Dunfermline’s mouth-watering league opener has been given added spice by the decision of Nicky Clark and Fraser Aird to jump ship for Dundee United this summer.
In the most cobbled together of Hollywood scripts, Brechin City’s band of part-time lovable rogues have just one game remaining in the Championship season to avoid the ignominy of not winning a fixture in the entire league campaign.
It was a goal that sent one set of fans into delirium and another into deepest doom and gloom.
Dunfermline man-of-the-match Fraser Aird revealed after Saturday’s victory over Brechin that he had won a tidy sum betting on the Grand National, but the race that he’s even more interested in at the moment is the one at the top of the Championship.
Darren Dods watched his Brechin side lose to a single goal for the eighth time this season – but insisted they won’t be Championship whipping boys for much longer.
Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston described the performance of his players in the home defeat by Queen of the South as the worst he’s witnessed since taking over as manager at East End Park.
Dunfermline twice had to come from behind to earn a share of the spoils at East End Park on Saturday afternoon.
Brechin’s miserable start to the Championship season continued on Saturday with fellow part-timers Dumbarton winning at Glebe Park.
Dunfermline defener Lee Ashcroft is convinced Kallum Higginbotham’s red card cost the Pars a long-awaited triumph over the Bairns – but the defender has accepted his team-mate’s dressing-room apology.
It was a case of what might have been once again for Brechin manager Darren Dods, as his men had plenty of pressure and chances against Queen of the South only to lose to a solitary goal.