After six years plying his trade for Livingston Callum Fordyce has made the trip to East End Park to take the captain’s armband at Dunfermline.
The 23-year-old centre half will be looking to lead the Pars to an improvement on last year’s seventh-place finish and he believes the club have the players and the fans to do just that.
Here he tells Ladbrokes News why he loves Dunfermline Athletic…
Why do you love Dunfermline?
It’s a massive club with a great fan base and everyone in Dunfermline loves football which really makes a difference and makes it a great place to be
What’s the vibe like in the dressing room?
It’s great. We played Hibs recently and there was a real buzz about the place. The pitch was looking great and we are now all raring to go.
There are couple of boys who take charge of the music. Ben Richards-Everton has some bad tunes but he, Andy Geggan and wee Josh Falkingham usually sort it out on a match day and it’s a bit all over the place, but it gets the boys going so that’s good.
Describe the fans and what they mean to the club
We had an open day recently and about 300 people turned up just for what was essentially a kit launch. I spoke to a lot of them and they really mean a lot to the club. Dunfermline are a fan based club so its great to be see them so involved. They really do drive us on, especially at home.
Can you name a Dunfermline Backroom Hero?
The new gaffer has come in and done a good job and there’s Sandy (Clarke, assistant manager) who is great to have around. He’s something of a legend at the club and knows it inside out. Him and his coaching staff all help you but Sandy’s previous experience means he knows what the clubs all about.
What’s the best thing about being a Dunfermline footballer?
Just the buzz on a Saturday. Its every boy’s dream to be a footballer. It’s a short career so you have to enjoy it while you can. Pulling on a strip and playing for the fans is just an amazing feeling.