BRUCE ANDERSON says he’s relishing the chance to take on responsibility for Athletic’s goalscoring and insists there’s a lot more to come.

The 20-year-old forward completed a late deadline day loan move from Aberdeen last Thursday and, despite only meeting his new team-mates for the first time on Saturday morning, was handed his debut against Ross County.

Despite the 2-1 defeat, Anderson hit the back of the net immediately and, having described himself as “obsessed with scoring goals”, he’s desperate to improve on Dunfermline’s record of having netted just 23 times in as many league games.

“I’d like to think I thrive on that sort of pressure and it’s something I’m not going to shy away from,” he told Press Sport.

“I enjoy it to be honest with you and I’m happy to have that sort of responsibility. I think I’ve said before that I’m obsessed with scoring goals, so hopefully I can bring lots of them.

“I’m really happy to be here. I’ve settled in really quickly, all the boys are very welcoming and now its just time to focus on my football.

“The result (on Saturday) didn’t go our way but, as a striker, I’m always happy to score. Every game I go into I feel as though I’m going to score, so I’m happy to get off the mark straightaway.

“I actually had three or four chances before that and I’m going to put that down to not playing in two months. I felt good on Saturday but I’m not 100 per cent, and the fans will see a lot more to come from me.”

Anderson, who featured 17 times for the Reds during the first half of the campaign, said he had no hesitation in making the move and revealed head coach Stevie Crawford sold the Pars to him.

“It wasn’t until deadline day that I got a phone call from the manager at Aberdeen saying that he thought this would be a good move for me,” he continued.

“Then I spoke to the manager here and that just finalised it for me. Speaking to him really made me want to come so I’m looking forward to working with him.

“He played the same position as me and, just talking to him, I know exactly what he sees from me. I think he’ll be able to get the best out of me and, hopefully, I can score a lot of goals for him.

“I want to play as much as I can and coming here is going to develop me as a player.”

A graduate of the Pittodrie club’s academy, Anderson was part of the Reds side that reached last season’s SFA Youth Cup final and enjoyed a productive spell with Elgin City, for whom he hit the net six times in 13 games.

He made a flying start to this season – scoring a late equaliser against Rangers on the opening day – and scored in a comeback win at Kilmarnock in November.

Asked about the prospect of a loan move, he added: “It’s been a bit mad since the start of the season.

“I got my chance then everything came so fast after that goal (against Rangers) but I want to play, that’s the main thing.

“I’m not happy just to come on for 10 minutes in the game – I want to play, get games under my belt here and, hopefully, by the start of next season I’ll be ready to kick on and get a starting place for Aberdeen.

“I’ve got to be realistic; I understand Sam Cosgrove is firing just now. I want to play as much as I can be and be as good as I can, so in the end it was a simple decision.

“I was desperate to play.”