I’ll prove my worth in goals

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Sean Dickson says he aims to re-pay the faith shown in him by Bayview boss Gary Naysmith by helping fire the Fifers to promotion.

Dickson made his third appearance in the black and gold on Saturday after joining from Stenhousemuir during the transfer window.

The winger not only put in another fine performance, but also picked up his first goal since joining the club - heading home the game’s opener for the Methil men.

And now the former Stenny man is aiming to help push the Fifers on to promotion.

He said: “It was good to get off the mark.

“The gaffer has brought me in here and put a lot of confidence in me to just go and play.

“He wants me to go out and play and score goals so I’m happy to get in about them.”

Dickson netted after he was picked out eight yards from goal by Fraser Mullen following some good work down the wing by Gary Naysmith and Kevin Smith.

“It was a good build up move from Fraser and the boys down the left,” said Dickson.

“Fraser whipped in a great ball and luckily enough I go on the end of it.”

The result at Links Park built on what was an excellent 3-2 win just a few days before at Cliftonhill.

With the race for promotion really heating up, the Fifers seem to be hitting form at just the right time.

Dickson added that it was important the side built on Tuesday night’s win at Albion Rovers.

He said: “The boys have beaten Montrose 3-0 and 4-0 but even after that, and our good result on Tuesday night, we still couldn’t just expect to win.

“We still needed to put the effort in and the result showed that we did put that effort in.

“It’s been a great week for the club and it boosts the morale amongst the boys.”

East Fife ended up cruising to their 3-0 win at the weekend, but had to see off a stuffy Montrose side during the opening 45.

“I thought the first half was pretty even but we were lucky enough to get the first goal.

“We knew that it was never going to be enough and Montrose were pressing on.

“They had a couple of good chances to be fair and our goalie had a couple of decent saves.

“It was a bit scrappy towards the end of the half and the gaffer told us we needed to go out and get the second goal.

“The introductions of Fash (Nathan Austin) and Cooky (Alan Cook) have made a difference.

“It was hard to lose Kevin Smith at half time but the boys did well to get the win.”

Dickson was amongst a clutch of players brought to the club by boss Naysmith in January.

Along with Jonathan Page, Julen Etxabeguren and Ola Adeyemo, the new arrivals have added a touch of quality to a side which has toiled for consistency throughout the season.

However, since the turn of the year, the Fifers have yet to be defeated - despite facing all of the division’s high fliers.

Dickson says he’s settling in well to Bayview.

“It’s been brilliant to be here,” he said.

“The boys have all been first class and have made me feel really welcome.

“I knew a couple of them anyway.

“It’s been good to get in.

“It takes a while to get used to new surroundings but I’ve come in and the boys have helped me do that.”