New Dunfermline boss John Potter says he is ready and raring to go after being handed the reins at East End Park.
The 35-year-old defender, who has increasingly played a key role on the coaching side of things in recent months, was installed as the Pars’ new manager on Tuesday following the departure of Jim Jefferies and was straight into training with his charges just minutes after his predecessor said his goodbyes.
Potter is now facing his first game in charge in front of the club’s own fans against Stranraer on Saturday and admits it will be a proud moment for him.
“I am from Dunfermline, I supported them, played here, left then came back,” he told the club’s website.
“A lot of my family and friends are Dunfermline fans and for that I am really proud of the achievement.
“It is a big thing and I have worked hard in the last wee while to try and get here.
“I think I deserve a shot at it and I am pleased to have the opportunity. It is up to me to take it and hopefully do quite well.”
Potter also hopes supporters will turn out in their droves at the weekend as he hopes to get the club’s new chapter off to a winning start.
“It will be up to me and Neil (McCann) to pick a team and try and get a result,” he continued.
“I am sure that the fans will be behind us even though the last couple of weeks have been disappointing.
“We know that in general the first four or five months of the season have been inconsistent and disappointing but I still believe that the players that we have got are good enough.
“It is just up to me to get more out of them and get them back on winning ways.”