Wallace buzzing at life with the Pars
Photo: Craig Brown.
QUICKER, faster, stronger, better are the buzzwords added to Ryan Wallace's striking CV since he signed up at East End Park.
The Pars striking livewire has hit the ground running after his summer transfer from East Fife.
The 22-year-old opened his club account against Fife derby rivals Raith Rovers and has played an integral role in Dunfermline's four-game winning streak.
He declared, "I feel brilliant, the best shape I've been in for a while. I feel sharper, fit, strong and the full-time training has really helped me.
"I came here wanting to play but knew that because there was experienced players here there was a chance I might have to bide my time and work my way into the team.
"The gaffer has already mentioned that me and Andy Barrowman have been linking up pretty well and me and Andy Kirk did really well too against Dumbarton.
"It's still a learning process for me and I'm trying to improve my game more and more."
Manager Jim Jefferies handed out words of encouragement to the young striker after a couple of opportunities went begging against Dumbarton at the weekend.
"He said my hold-up play, link-up play and passing were all really good," Wallace revealed.
"I was getting into positions and the manager said to just keep doing what I'm doing but that I have to work on that final bit of touch and hit.
"I'll take that into account and work on it in training and hopefully get a few more goals.
"I've got fantastic players behind me to give me those chances, boys like Josh Falkingham, Andy Geggan and Stephen Jordan, people who can provide the killer balls.
"Everyone's comfortable on the ball and we have very attacking players. We don't like going long at all, we play wee balls around the box, move the ball quickly and you saw against Dumbarton that we will score from playing that way."
Former Pars legends will be at the Gallery restaurant this Saturday ahead of the home game against Livingston.
Fans signing up for one of the club's hospitality packages will be able to enjoy a delicious lunch while John Watson, Bonar Mercer, Bert Paton and Kenny Thomson are just some of the big-name ex-Pars who will be there on the day for autograph and photograph opportunities to make the experience even more special.
The club's Classic Hospitality package costs only £50 per person (£25 for season-ticket holders) and just £80 per person for Premium Hospitality (£65 for season-ticket holders).