Marc ready to help lift the Fifers

Marc McKenzie
Marc McKenzie

Marc McKenzie introduced himself to the Bayview faithful with a debut goal and said the Fifers have been underachieving this season.

The Methil men still sit in third bottom place despite beating Forfar 2-1 on Saturday.

New man McKenzie, who signed from Cowdenbeath last week, said he’s surprised to see the club sit where it is given the quality in the dressing room and added that a late push to make the promotion play-off zone shouldn’t be out of the question.

He said: “It’s a tight league.

“Before the game there were three teams five points ahead of us so we’re beginning to tighten it up.

“With the team we’ve got I don’t see why we shouldn’t push for the play-offs, it’s just a matter of getting another couple of wins.”

McKenzie hasn’t really featured for Cowdenbeath this season so was grateful for the opportunity presented to him by Bayview boss Gary Naysmith.

He said: “It’s good to get back playing again.

“I’ve been out for seven weeks with a knee injury.

“The move happened pretty quickly.

“I got a phone call at 3.30p.m. last Thursday during work and it was just a matter of me making my mind up.

“I played with Cowdenbeath on the Saturday and then I was in here on the Tuesday.

“The manager has a lot of good things in the pipeline and there’s a lot of potential at the club.

“Things can only get better given the players he’s bringing in.

“I actually think that looking at the players who were already here they’ve been under achieving.” McKenzie told the Fife fans that he’s a direct player who enjoys getting behind the defenders and creating chances.