Jonathan Page said he couldn’t quite believe how lowly East Fife were sitting in the league when he arrived at Bayview.
The Methil men had managed just one league win before Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Arbroath at the weekend, while their hosts, who came down from League One with the Fifers last season, had recorded four.
However, a sturdy defensive display at Gayfield, helped in no small part to the arrival of Page from Dunfermline, coupled with some clinical finishing up-front, helped ease the Methil men to their second win of the new campaign.
For Page, who had starred for the Pars against East Fife in a Fife Cup clash just seven days before the visit to Gayfield, given the quality in the Bayview dressing room, victories like Saturday’s should become more commonplace.
Speaking after the win, he told the East Fife Mail: “I’ve only seen the boys on the previous Saturday, Thursday night and then during the Arbroath game but it’s a very, very good squad and I can’t see any reason why we can’t start pushing up the table.
“I said to the boys that I saw some of the signings they made over the summer and, as one of the teams that dropped down, you expect them to bounce back and I’m not sure why that’s happened.
“I can’t see any reason why we can’t kick on now.
“We want to win every game.”
Page joined East Fife on a 90 day loan from the Pars, learning of the deal after last week’s Fife Cup tie.
“I didn’t know anything about it during the game,” said the centre half.
“I found out late on Monday that East Fife were prepared to give me some games which I needed.
“Hopefully it can work out for the two of us.”
This Saturday the Fifers welcome Queens Park to Bayview.