New Dunfermline midfielder Scott Robinson targeting permanent deal



New Dunfermline midfielder Scott Robinson admits he plans to use the remainder of the season to show Pars manager Allan Johnston that he deserves a deal for their return to the Championship.

The former Hearts playmaker joined on amateur terms last week after negotiating his release from Kilmarnock in February.

Robinson will look to kick-start his career at East End Park (Pic: Twitter @officialdafc)
Robinson will look to kick-start his career at East End Park (Pic: Twitter @officialdafc)

With four games left, the 24-year-old does not have a lot of time to impress but he is desperate to make the most of his chance at the newly-crowned League One champions.

Robinson, who is hoping to feature in today’s visit of Forfar, said: “It’s great to be in at Dunfermline.

“There’s a great atmosphere around the place just now after winning the league.

“I was at the game when they won the title a couple of weeks ago and it was a great atmosphere that day.

“I’m just in trying to get myself some games between now and the end of the season and hopefully I can try and win myself a permeant deal here.

“I just want to play and hopefully show what I can do.

“There’s a good manager here who is getting the best out of the players and they’re playing some great stuff.”

Robinson followed former Hearts head coach Gary Locke to Kilmarnock when he joined the Rugby Park club last summer but after making 13 appearances, Robinson fell out of favour following the arrival of Lee Clark as manager.

He added: “Football is all about opinions and when the new manager came in at Kilmarnock I didn’t fit into his plans and I obviously ended up leaving.

“My fitness is good although you need to get yourself up to match fitness and that comes with playing games.”

Johnston has hinted that Robinson will play some part against the Loons as he bids to have a look at some fringe players in their remaining matches.

Johnston, who signed Sean Murdoch and Ryan Williamson on new two-year deals on Thursday and also handed a 12-month contract to young goalkeeper Cammy Gill, said: “It’s good to freshen things up.

“It is a good chance to give some others a chance, go and play and express themselves without a lot of pressure. Hopefully they will put on a good performance.

“We’ll still have a lot of supporters coming to the games and they want to see us winning.

“We’ve got that winning habit as well so I’m sure the boys won’t let them down.

“We’ve got to take that momentum into the following season, it’s important we keep the wins coming and maintain our performances.”