Darren Young happy with East Fife’s strength in depth

Darren Young believes his squad is in a better place to maintain their play-off push than it was 12 months ago.
Scott AgnewScott Agnew
Scott Agnew

Victory over Stranraer on Saturday, the club’s third win in four games, helped ensure they kept their place inside the top four.

The only defeat in those four games came away to Falkirk on Tuesday night, but the Bayview gaffer is content with the overall points haul from his side over the past few weeks.

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“We’ve been using the full squad and it’s really good to have those options there,” said Young.

“This time last year we didn’t have as strong a squad but now there are players challenging all over the park to get in and everyone is looking really sharp.

“Everybody is playing their part and it’s always healthy to have that competition.

“We’ll change things around again because it can be horses for courses at times in this league.”

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The attacking threat shown in East Fife’s 4-2 win over Stranraer delighted the Fife boss who is also pleased to see striker Anton Dowds return to goalscoring form.

“We’re managing to get Callumn Morrison and Danny Denholm playing well,” said the gaffer.

“Ryan Wallace gets two assists and a goal which is great.

“I’m delighted for Anton Dowds as well.

“He played a lot of games last year because of injuries we had but we’ve been able to give him a bit of a break this year and he’s benefitted from it.”

On Saturday the Fifers will aim to keep their positive form going at a Forfar side battling relegation.

“It’s always a hard game up there,” said Young.

“We’ll create chances, though, so need to take them.”