HE'S already averaging a goal every two games for Athletic but Aidan Keena insists there is more to come.

The 19-year-old, who is on a season-long loan from Hearts, bagged his third goal in his sixth Pars appearance to set them on their way during Saturday's crucial 3-0 win over Morton at East End.

Although he completed his move from Tynecastle on the final day of the transfer window, a hernia operation delayed the start of his Dunfermline stint until his debut against Queen of the South in October.

Irishman Keena is out to impress Jambos boss Craig Levein with a view to fighting for a first-team berth in Gorgie next season but is just as determined to fire Allan Johnston's side into promotion contention before then.

"I've come in and not played many games but I've managed to get a few goals," he told Press Sport this week.

"I've had a few knocks earlier on in the season but I'm starting to feel fitter now and, as the weeks go on, I'm starting to get sharper. Hopefully, in the next few weeks, I'll be right back up to where I was.

"Even at the weekend as the game went on, I started to feel my legs tire a bit. The goals I have been scoring have been early, so hopefully I can last a bit longer!

"I didn't really have to think about it on Saturday; it fell right to my feet and I just put it in. It happened very quick, and so early as well, and I was disappointed I didn't go on and get another one. Because it happened so early in the game, you're thinking to yourself, 'Get another one soon and I could be on for the hat-trick'.

"But I'll just work as hard as I can and, when the chances come, try to tuck them away."

He continued: "I'm enjoying it. The first thing you've got to do is get the manager on board, and I think I've done that with my performances. A few goals helps as well.

"I was happy to come here as I'd get a lot more chances to play football than at Hearts. This is a chance, not only to develop and get better as a player, but to show Craig Levein what I can do. Hopefully, he likes what he sees and I'll get a chance next season.

"If I was still at Hearts, whether with the first team squad or not, I could be training with them once or twice a week, and with the reserves the rest, so it's good to come in and train with a first team every day and get to know what the demands are at first team level."

When asked whether he'd set a goal target for the season, he added: "Hitting double figures would be ideal.

"I didn't really set a target coming in because I didn't really know what to expect standard-wise, and how high a level it was. I'll just try to score as many as I can and take it one week at a time.

"As a club, I think it's vital that we're fighting for promotion. Obviously, we've had a bad start but there's no reason why we can't be back up there.

"If we're not up there come the end of the season, there will be a lot of people disappointed.

"There's four more games this month; four good results and we'll be right back up there going into January. There's no reason why, if we play like we played on Saturday, why we won't do that and I'm confident we should."