DYLAN DUNCAN may have played with England’s biggest stars but he’s out to make a name for himself at the Pars.

He’s trained and shared bibs with the likes of Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling during his budding career and he’s hoping for more memory-making moments at East End Park.

The highly-rated QPR loanee started his career playing Sunday league football in East London before signing with Southend United.

He caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur and he would stay in North London for five seasons before making the move west to join QPR.

After trading places in England’s capital, he’s made the move to Scotland eager to cement himself as a first-team regular during his loan spell.

He told Press Sport that it’s an opportunity to make his mark with training tips from household names still ringing in his ears.

“Being around elite players like Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Hugo Lloris and so many of the other top names at Tottenham, I started to pick up their habits and how they train and prepare on a daily basis for games,” he commented.

“Not many players get the chance to play alongside names of that calibre. It was unreal to be honest. We’re talking about the best players in the world.

“What you see on TV on a matchday is just what they do in training every day. Consistency would be the best word to describe all of them. They didn’t want to make any mistakes, even in training.

“It’s an experience not many people get to have. I take that very seriously. I don’t forget what I learned from them.”

The 21-year-old’s experience around Spurs’ best helped him prepare for what would be the best interruption a youngster in education could hope for.

Due to injuries to Wayne Rooney and others, the then 17-year-old was taken out of class for an 11 v 11 session with England’s national team at Tottenham’s training base.

Although that was back in 2016, he remembers getting told the news as if it were yesterday.

“That experience was one I won’t forget,” he smiled.

“I was doing my A levels at the time when John McDermott, academy manager at Spurs, walked in and asked me what size of kit I wanted. I knew right away that I was about to train with England.

“I left my business studies lesson straightaway and sat in the changing room waiting for the lads to come in. It was a good trade-off!

“At the end of the day, I knew how good I was because I wouldn’t have been given the chance to train with them if I wasn’t. It was just a really exciting time for me and I just want to make more memories like that.”

He’s hoping to leave Dunfermline at the end of the season safe in the knowledge that he was able to contribute to the club’s promotion play-off push after joining on deadline day last week.

Duncan is under no illusions that he will need to fight for his place in Stevie Crawford’s side but he’s determined to grab his opportunity when it comes.

He commented: “I was excited to move. When I saw how the lads were training and I took in the culture of the club, it was a no-brainer. I want to help the club as much as I can while making a name for myself at the same time.

“There’s talented players here but I’m ready for the challenge. I need to push myself and I don’t expect to walk straight into the team. That’s not how it works. I’ll get down to business and work hard.”