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Kerr pictured in action at Motherwell on Tuesday night. Photos: Craig Brown.
MARK Kerr ditched the sunshine lifestyle in Greece for a grim January in Fife but couldn't be happier.
The 29-year-old thoroughly enjoyed his 18 months of football on foreign soil but has swapped it all for an SPL survival battle.
Kerr starred for Dundee United and Aberdeen before making the switch to Asteras Tripolis in the summer of 2010.
And he told Press Sport, "I enjoyed it in Greece, it was a good standard, great weather and lifestyle and it started off really well.
"I didn't have any trouble getting paid, unlike some others, but the manager who brought me to the club only lasted for 14 or 15 games.
"The first season I played a lot of games but in the second I did my calf and missed a few so I hadn't played for three months before playing for Dunfermline.
Kerr continued, "The Greek season finished at Christmas and it was time to come back home.
"The gaffer asked me to come in and train, as did Kilmarnock, and Dunfermline offered me a contract.
"There were a few other offers, Kilmarnock were interested but I liked the set-up at Dunfermline and I know some of the boys so hopefully I'll fit in."
He may have played for Falkirk but that's been quickly forgotten by Pars fans impressed with his composure in the middle of the pitch and his range of passing.
A fine debut at Kilmarnock was followed by defeat at Motherwell on Tuesday and after the game Kerr reflected, "Saturday was great for me and we played really well but I suffered a bit tonight.
"That was my first game in a while so to play two games in four days was hard but I'll get there.
"The pace was fine, I was used to it anyway, it's just the recovery time when the games come thick and fast.
"Hopefully I'll be OK for Saturday to go again at Aberdeen."
The Coatbridge-born player has plenty of SPL experience and insisted his new team-mates have what it takes to stay in the top league.
Kerr said, "I think we're good enough to stay up, we just need to be more clinical, press more and not let teams dictate games.
"I'm happy to be here. I knew it would be tough but I expected to get something from tonight's game to get us off the bottom of the league, especially when they had a man sent off.
"There are a lot of games left so hopefully we can kick on again."