CAMMY GILL is hoping to repay his manager’s faith in him by keeping a tight grip on the number one jersey.

He grabbed his chance against Dundee and he’s determined to maintain his position between the sticks.

While the 21-year-old was largely untested, he claimed deliveries authoritatively from the flanks while sweeping clear balls played over the Dunfermline defence.

It was the perfect return for Gill, who kept a clean sheet for the third time in the league this season.

And of the Pars’ eight league wins, he’s started in six.

He told Press Sport: “Our shape was so good that we limited them to next to no chances.

“As a goalkeeper, you’re taking that every day of the week.

“It doesn’t usually happen, so when it does, you have to enjoy it!”

Stevie Crawford told Gill that he’d be starting on Friday morning, and he was eager to impress in his first game back since losing his place to Ryan Scully after December’s 3-1 victory at home to Morton.

He had no qualms about the manager’s decision to drop him to the bench but admitted it was tough watching from the sidelines as the team endured a five-match losing streak.

“I couldn’t take the decision to heart,” he said.

“If you do, it’s not fair on anyone at the club, especially your own team-mates.

“You have to do your best for them. If Scully’s in the starting 11 I’ll do everything I can to make sure he’s ready to play, and he’ll do the same for me.

“In football, if you have the right attitude when things go against you, you get rewards at the end of it.

“I was buzzing to get back in the team but it’s up to me to keep my place and repay the manager’s faith in me.”

Reflecting on his season so far, he stated that his self-belief had improved dramatically compared to this time last year.

“I’m confident in my own abilities now and that’s down to being around the first team, getting game time and knowing that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as I learn from them,” he commented.

“I’m the first one to hold my hands up to admit my mistakes and I’ll be watching the clips back right after the game to see where I went wrong.”

Despite being limited to just one Championship start on the final day of the 2018/19 season, he made a statement of intent during the summer as he signed a two-year contract extension.

He’s been rewarded with 12 appearances across all competitions for the Pars this year, and he paid tribute to the manager and the supportive atmosphere within the squad.

Gill remarked: “I think this is the best dressing room that I’ve ever been a part of at the club.

“It’s a close group that works very well with each other. The management team are a big part of that as well.

“It’s hard to explain but I think it just clicks this season.

“It is a young squad but the experienced guys have really stepped up this year in terms of helping the young boys.”