PETER GRANT was delighted to take charge of his first Dunfermline game in front of home supporters on Saturday and has vowed his team will go out to entertain them.

And the Pars boss is hopeful of giving them some signing news soon as the start of the new SPFL Championship campaign edges closer.

With 1,000 fans admitted at the weekend - a number which will double for this Saturday's final Premier Sports Cup, Group H tie with Stenhousemuir - Grant's men put on a five-star show to see off League One Dumbarton.

Nikolay Todorov and Dom Thomas had the hosts two goals up inside three minutes and further efforts from Craig Wighton and Kevin O'Hara, as well as an own goal from former Pars defender Gregor Buchanan, ensured a second win from three games in the competition.

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Athletic celebrate on Saturday. Photos: Craig Brown.

Todorov is one of five players brought in so far - the others being Dundee United loanee Ross Graham, midfielder Dan Pybus, and goalkeepers Deniz Mehmet and Fraser Currie - and Grant has been linked with a loan move for Rangers winger Kai Kennedy.

When asked post-match if he was someone he was interested in, Grant simply replied that he "is a good player", and said of signings: "It is not down to us.

"We thought that everything was over the line the other day and it is nothing to do with the boys we are trying to get in. Certain circumstances have arisen that we can’t help or the boys can’t help. There is no hold up monetary wise but just circumstances with Covid.

"Situations arise that are unforeseen. We understand of course that is frustrating but it gives an opportunity for the boys here to let me see more of them.

"We tried a couple of different things today again and, as I said to the players, you are football players. You are not a centre half, left back or right winger - you are a football player. Play the game.

"So far it has gone well but we know that we will have our tough days but we will try and eradicate them early."

Grant praised his players' "fantastic" attitude in the resounding success over the Sons, with wing backs Kyle MacDonald and Josh Edwards in particular being singled out for their performances.

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Peter Grant (above) watched his side hit five against the League One side.

The return of a home crowd, for the first time since a 1-1 draw with Queen of the South in March 2020, was however what Grant felt was the "biggest result" of the afternoon.

"We are here to try and entertain the supporters. I have been here when this place has been full and know how difficult a place it can be," he continued.

"To do that we have to try and entertain them. That’s our job - to entertain and win games of football. Play with a bravado and a confidence. If you make errors, go and win the ball back. That is football.

"I am delighted that the supporters were in today, hopefully they will go back and tell everybody else that it was good to watch so that they bring more along. As I have said, we owe it to them.

"It has been a tough year or eighteen months for everybody so when they come through the door you are hoping that you are going to entertain them and I’m hoping that they go home happy today."

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