STRIKER Craig Wighton could end up with the distinction of helping two clubs get promoted from the Championship in the same season.

He's already played enough games to merit a title-winning medal from Hearts and fans are hoping his goals for Dunfermline, since his arrival on loan in January, will fire them to glory too.

After hitting a fine second half double to settle a nerve-shredding 4-3 win over Arbroath and secure the Pars' place in the play-off, Wighton explained why he left the odds-on favourites for a team with an outside shot at promotion.

He said: "Hearts deserve to win the league, they've been the best team all season, but I didn't feel part of it near the end because I wasn't playing.

"I wanted to go and play games so when I signed a pre-contract here, I was determined to come early and finish the season strongly and hopefully, well we'll see what happens in the play-offs.

"I didn't want to hang about there just to get a medal, I wanted to come here and play games and score goals."

Asked if he'd played enough games to merit a medal from the Jambos, he replied: "I've no idea to be honest, I'd need to check that.

"I'm just focused on Dunfermline just now but maybe when the season's done I'll find out.

"I played a few games and scored a few important goals in the league, I won them a few points so I feel I've probably played a part, more than some boys who've come in January.

"So if I've played enough games then yeah, I'll definitely want a medal."

We can save you the bother Craig.

The SPFL rules say that 25 league championship medals are given out for players, other staff and officials.

And they state: "Only those players who participated in 25 per cent or more of the league matches for the champion club in the relevant season will be eligible to receive such medals."

Wighton featured in eight out of 27 league matches for Hearts, scoring three times.

He also netted in the 2-1 win over Hibs in October, in last season's delayed Scottish Cup semi-final, and played in the final itself against Celtic.

And to endear himself to the Pars fans still further, he's already scored a hat-trick against Raith this season, in the Betfred Cup for Hearts, a trick his new supporters will be hoping he can repeat in the play-offs.

His two exceptional finishes against Arbroath clinched a top four finish for Dunfermline and a shot at promotion.

Wighton said: "Obviously it'll be tough, anything can happen in those games, but we'll look to get three points at Alloa and go into the games full of confidence.

"Since I came in here that's been our aim, to finish in the play-offs, but nobody remembers who finishes in the play-offs, it's who goes up at the end of that.

"That's obviously the goal but there's a long way to go."

He added: "The play-offs are mad every year so it's one those things. We have to make sure we get boys back from injury, there are a few niggles from today, as they'll be tough games.

"We'll take the Alloa game seriously as we want to go into the play-offs on a high. As you say, anything can happen, so we'll look forward to it."