RYAN SCULLY has extended his loan deal with Dunfermline until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old has impressed after initially joining the Pars on a six month loan from Partick Thistle and manager Jim Jefferies has moved to tie him up for the rest of the campaign.

Scully has been an ever-present between the posts this season but was forced off at Airdrie on Saturday due to injury, but should be fit for the clash with Brechin City tomorrow (Saturday).

Jefferies said, "It's worked out fine for us and we're appreciative of Partick for letting him stay. I think Ryan enjoys it here, he's playing every week and at a good level, he's slotted in well here and gets on with everybody here.

"He's a terrific pro and he works hard, so I can't speak highly enough of him. We're delighted to get him, it is good news and it's a boost going into this weekend's game."