FORMER Scotland number one Andy Goram has been appointed as Dunfermline Athletic's new goalkeeping coach.

Manager John Potter has moved quickly to appoint the ex-Rangers and Manchester United shot stopper to replace brother Brian, who left the club to join Hamilton Academical last week.

Speaking of the appointment, Potter said, "I was prepared to wait for the right man. Brian was advising me of someone who would be a similar goalkeeper. I did not want to change everything around for Ryan Scully and Ryan Goodfellow. Brian spoke to him and thinks that he will be very good for us.

"Neil McCann went to speak to him on Sunday and he was very excited about coming in. I spoke to him a couple of times this week and it was all agreed."

Goram won 43 caps for the national side and played for his country at the European Championships in 1996.

After moving from Hibernian to Rangers in 1991, he won a host of honours with the Ibrox club before leaving in 1998.

He has previously spent time coaching at Motherwell, Airdrie, Hamilton and Ayr United, and also has the distinction of representing Scotland at cricket.