ON LOAN shotstopper Ryan Scully aims to make the most of his stint at East End and make the number one jersey his own.

The 20 year-old completed a six month switch to Dunfermline from Partick Thistle last week and made his debut as a second half substitute in Saturday's friendly with Falkirk.

One of Scully's first tasks was to pick the ball out of the net after Conor McGrandles netted the Bairns' second, but the 6ft 1 keeper impressed with a couple of fine saves as he helped the Pars secure a morale boosting draw with their rivals.

And he told Press Sport that he is looking to seize the opportunity handed to him by Jim Jefferies by battling Michal Hrivnak and Ryan Goodfellow for a starting spot.

He said, "It was good to get 45 minutes against a good Falkirk side and from a personal point of view it's always nice to make a few good saves that gets the confidence up. It's fantastic to be able to come here and hopefully get a few games under my belt.

"I'm not guaranteed to be in the first team and I know that I'll have to work hard in training and in the games that I play but that's the idea to try and push myself for the number one spot."

Scully joined up with the squad for the first time last Thursday after the formalities of the move were completed after he decided he wanted to play regular football instead of warming the bench for the Jags in their forthcoming SPL campaign.

And he revealed that a former Dunfermline number one helped play a part in his temporary switch to West Fife after advising Scully that it would be a good environment to play football and is looking forward to the challenges that the Second Division will bring.

He said, "I think someone had asked Paul Gallacher, who is at Thistle, and he recommended me which was helpful and he said that it was a good club to be at to play football. It has a good stadium and will be challenging to get back up to the First Division so is a good platform.

"I think I've only played about seven or eight games and obviously being around the club last season when they were promoted was good but at this time of my career I want to be out playing games. I could've sat on the bench in the SPL and played maybe once or twice but for me I want to be playing week in, week out so this move is ideal for me.

"I played six or seven games for Albion Rovers and they were struggling at the other end but I was enjoying it. There are a few good times and some horrible tight pitches, it will be a battle but it will be good."