DOM Thomas has made his Pars return this afternoon after joining from Kilmarnock.

The 24-year-old has signed a two-year deal after both clubs agreed a compensation fee.

Thomas became a fan favourite at East End Park during his loan spell from Killie last season, making eight appearances and scoring once.

His stay was cut short due to the curtailing of the league season, but he's delighted to be back permanently.

Speaking to Dunfermline Athletic's website, he said: "It is great to be back. I got a taste for it from January until the shutdown, I really enjoyed my time here and I am just glad that it is now on a permanent basis.

"I look back with great memories and I just look forward to making some new ones."

Pars head coach Stevie Crawford is pleased to have secured the attacker's signature and commented: "He is creative, I had said that I was targeting a wide attacking player and Dom was my number one target on that.

"I think it shows the ambition in ourselves that we have managed to get him from Kilmarnock, a Premier League club and also Dom sees Dunfermline as a very good fit for the stage that he is at in his career.”

Thomas initially arrived at East End Park in January on a loan deal until the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Although it was only a brief stay, he stated to Press Sport in May that returning to Dunfermline was a possibility and a move that he would consider.

Speaking previously, he commented: “I’ve had a few loan spells before and they’ve all been great but the one at Dunfermline was really special. 

“The way I was spoken to by the coaching staff really boosted my confidence and being a part of a team like that felt special.

“I would say it’s probably the happiest I’ve been playing football. 

“Although it was a short spell, every Saturday seemed to get better for me and I felt that I was performing well and hopefully the fans thought that as well.

“I was playing every week in a great team under a great manager. I really did love my time at Dunfermline."

He made his debut in a 3-2 loss to Morton at Cappielow on January 11 and scored his only goal in Pars colours at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in a 2-1 defeat on February 25.