THE Pars have signed experienced goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams on loan until the end of the season.

Stevie Crawford has made his move for the 32-year-old who arrives from Premiership side Hamilton Academical.

He's made 21 appearances for the Accies this campaign but he was set for a fight with Reading loanee Luke Southwood for the number one jersey at New Douglas Park.

He's now joined up with Dunfermline where he will compete against Cammy Gill and Ryan Scully for a starting berth.

Crawford told the club's official website: "With all his wealth of experience Owain can only be a good thing for us.

"Obviously a difficult situation for Cammy Gill and Ryan Scully with another experienced keeper coming in. I am sure with the way they two are that they will get their heads down, get on with it and compete for that number one jersey.

“When we found out that there was an opportunity to bring him in we felt that it was right for us to try and climb this league.

“He is 32 years of age, he has over 400 games experience. Albeit he has one cap for Wales, he has been involved in that international set up for a number of years. 

“The brutal reality is that he will be coming here to start games of football.

"Like anybody if the form is not there then we would be looking at possibly having to change it but I don’t foresee with Owain coming in that being something that we have to worry about at the moment.”

After starting his career at Crewe Alexandra, he played for several clubs in England before making the move north in 2015 to sign with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

He then enjoyed a loan spell with American side Indy Eleven but returned back to Scotland as Hamilton Accies offered him a deal in June last year.

The Welshman has represented his country once at senior level, and 16 times across three different age groups.