PARS boss Allan Johnston said Michael Moffat got his rewards that "his play deserves" after hitting the net on Tuesday night.

The striker scored Dunfermline's opener in their 1-1 draw with Queen of the South for his fifth goal of the campaign.

Moffat's last strikes came in December when he bagged a double in a win over Morton but Johnston was keen to emphasise the value of his play outwith goals after the game.

And he was pleased to see subs Joe Cardle, Michael Paton and Gavin Reilly give him food for thought in his selection ahead of Saturday's trip to St Mirren.

Johnston commented: "Moff's been great. He doesn't get the goals his play deserves because he works extremely hard. He's at the heart of a lot of the good stuff we do so it was great to see him get on the scoresheet.

"People need to make sure they produce on the park and stay in the team. You've got people pushing hard to get in; they're working really hard so that's all you can ask."