OWAIN FON WILLIAMS had no hesitation in dropping down a division to fight for promotion with Dunfermline.

The experienced stopper swapped New Douglas Park for East End Park last Thursday as he completed a loan move from Hamilton to Dunfermline.

“The decision to come here was an easy one”, he told Press Sport.

He made his debut in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Queen of the South ahead of Cammy Gill, who fell to the bench, and further ahead of Ryan Scully, who dropped out of the squad altogether.

The 32-year-old Welsh international has been in their shoes before with his country and he knows he’ll have both players at his heels challenging for the number one jersey.

He said: “I was fully aware of how good the keepers were here before I joined.

“It’s not easy to be in their position. I know this as I’ve been there myself.

“Goalkeeping is very different to any other position on the pitch. It’s a lonely position in many ways.

“When you find yourself out of the team, it can be a very lonely and difficult place to be in mentally.

“All you can do, and I’ve been there myself in my international career, is know that if the team plays well then everyone gets rewarded for it.

“It doesn’t matter whether you play or whether you’re on the bench.

“At the end of the day, if the team wins, people will be talking about Dunfermline doing well that day rather than individuals.”

Although he never featured for Chris Coleman’s side during the tournament, Fon Williams was Wales’ third choice keeper for Euro 2016 in France.

“As a proud Welshman, I would have given anything to see my country in a major tournament let alone be involved in that myself,” he reflected.

“Chris Coleman and the coaches wanted me to play at a certain level and that’s why I joined Inverness (in 2015). I had to make the move because I knew Wales were onto something special.

“I knew there was a good chance that we’d make it to our first major tournament. I would have given you my last penny to be involved in that team.”

His dreams came true that summer as his name was one of the 23 chosen for the Welsh squad that would remarkably make the semi-finals.

He now finds himself part of a Dunfermline team eyeing a finish in the promotion play-off places and he’s confident they’ll be able to achieve just that.

“The lads never gave in on Saturday,” he said.

“They worked their socks off. Even though we went a goal down, I knew we were going to win that game. I had no doubt in my mind.

“There was a real fight there and everyone pressed so well. I remember watching from the back and thinking to myself, ‘I really like this’.

“It was like a gang mentality.

“I loved it.

“There’s fight in this team, let me tell you.”