WOLVES winger Dan Armstrong says he’s hungry to repay the faith of Allan Johnston – and believes he’s coming back to Scotland a better player.

The highly-rated 20-year-old completed a deadline day loan switch from Molineux until the end of the season after seizing the opportunity to play first-team football.

A product of the Hamilton Accies youth academy, Armstrong was snapped up by the current English Championship leaders on a three-year deal in October 2015.

The Scotland youth international has featured regularly for the Midlands club’s under-21 and under-23 squads and was rated by then head of football development and recruitment Kevin Thelwell as being “highly technical”.

Speaking to Press Sport on Wednesday, he said: “I’m delighted to be here.

“There’s been talks about it for a couple of weeks now; obviously I was down there trying to get things sorted to get me up here, so it took a wee bit of time. But I’m here now so I’m just buzzing about that.

“There were a couple of teams that were talking away but me and my agent were talking and Dunfermline were the most appealing. I’m glad that the gaffer liked the look of me and took a chance on me.

“I was at Hamilton when I was about nine-years-old until 18, then I moved down south to Wolves, and I’ve been there ever since.

“They’re a big club and I think that I’ve improved as a player since I’ve been down there. It was a change of scenery from Scotland, with different players, it’s a high standard and they’ve got the best of gear.

“But, ultimately, I want to be playing first-team football and I felt coming here would be a good chance to prove myself.

“That’s what I need.”

Johnston highlighted Armstrong’s pace, his ability to play on either flank or behind the frontmen, his directness and ability to run at defenders as reasons why he was keen to add him to his squad, and the winger continued: “He obviously believes in me so I just want to pay the gaffer back, and the fans, and show what I can do.

“I talked to my coaches at Wolves and they’ve been saying that I’ve proved myself at 23s football now, so the next step is playing first-team football.

“The gaffer’s been saying he’s been looking somebody who is direct, runs in behind and gets at people.

“That’s what I like to do. I can play right or left, I like to take people on, create chances and score goals. That’s what I aim to do here.”