Striker Buchanan glad to be a full-time Fifer

Liam Buchanan nets the first of his double.
Liam Buchanan nets the first of his double.
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Experienced striker Liam Buchanan says he turned down offers from other clubs to be part of the new revolution at East Fife.

The striker has already made his mark since arriving at New Bayview, netting three goals in East Fife’s two competitive fixtures.

Two of those came in Saturday’s League Cup tie against Morton as Buchanan’s late brace forced the game into extra time.

Sadly, East Fife were unable to build on that late momentum and went down 6-2 to Allan Moore’s side.

Speaking about how his move to Bayview came about, Buchanan told the East Fife Mail: “It was through the manager really.

“I contacted the manager and he brought me in, and I sat down with him and the chairman and we got something sorted.

“I’ve settled in well and I’m probably doing everybody’s head in already.

“There are a good bunch of boys here and the foreign lads are all good and speak good enough English.”

Buchanan plied his trade at full-time clubs Dunfermline Athletic and also Partick Thistle before leaving by Ayr at the end of the season.

With so many players finding themselves without clubs now during pre-season, the striker said he was glad to land a one-year full-time deal at Bayview.

He said: “It was fantastic.

“During the summer, there were a couple of offers and a couple of part-time offers.

“I was just delighted to get the phone call to come back in full-time.

“It was a long summer so it’s good to get something sorted.”

Buchanan also said he was optimistic about the season ahead.

“It’s the old cliché for us of taking each game as it comes but, from what I’ve seen in the games and in training, I think there’s enough to make a right good go of it this season.”