Goalkeeping coach Paul Mathers helps out at Dunfermline


By DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston has recruited goalkeeping coach Paul Mathers to help out during pre-season.

The Pars are currently without any first team shot-stoppers following the departures of Ryan Scully and Ryan Goodfellow but Johnston has brought in Mathers to keep their youth keepers on their toes.

Mather had recently occupied a similar role at St Mirren.

Johnston said: “We will be looking in the first place at bringing in a more experienced goalkeeper who can do both (play and coach) but right now we have young goalies and they need somebody to guide them and make sure they are improving.”

Johnston, who has already signed defenders Jason Talbot, Callum Fordyce and Ben Richards-Everton, currently only has 13 squad players at his disposal and is keen to strengthen.

He added: “I am looking at a few positions, we need a few players.

“We have been trying but there is still a long way to go before the start of the season. We will be looking to bring in players on loan as well.”