Barr delighted to extend his loan

Bobby Barr has signed on at Bayview.
Bobby Barr has signed on at Bayview.
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BOBBY Barr lengthened his loan spell at East Fife and revealed he’s loving life at Bayview.

The club announced it had successfully negotiated with Livingston the extension of the winger’s spell at Methil before the weekend’s game against Stenhousemuir.

Barr has been an absolute revelation since joining the Fifers earlier in the season, with his pace, skill and goal scoring talents already making him a fans’ favourite.

Speaking to the Mail, Barr said: “I’ll be here until the end of the season now and I’m really happy to sign.

“It’s great being here.

“I’m playing every week and scoring goals as well – because of that, I feel like I’m playing well and this is a great club to be around.

“I spoke with the gaffer not long ago and it’s good that East Fife want me to be here.

“The gaffer just tells me to play my own game and be as direct as I can, and I think it’s helping me.”

Barr’s deft chip opened the scoring on Saturday before the Fifers went on to win the game 3-2.

There was interest from other Second Division clubs in securing his signature, with boss Billy Brown admitting he is delighted to have the winger around the club until the season’s end.

He said: “Bobby Barr isn’t a bad player at all and I think he’s somebody who will do well under me.

“I’ve had a lot of players like him under me before, the most recent being David Templeton.

“Maybe his final ball isn’t as good as it could be, but I still think he’s the sort of player who fans pay their money to come and see.”

This weekend, the Fifers make the journey to Forfar to take on Dick Campbell’s side.

Boss Brown said he hoped conditions would be kind for the visit north to Station Park’s artificial surface.

On Saturday, the Fifers were forced to play through heavy wind and rain, with the manager conceding that, while the park surface was fine, both players and supporters should not have to endure those sorts of conditions at a football match.

The Fifers are again expected to be without Paul McManus and Gareth Wardlaw, although Darren McCormack and Michael Brown could return to training soon.