EWAN OTOO said that his first experience of playing at the national stadium lived up to expectations as he revelled in Dunfermline's winning visit on Saturday.

And the 21-year-old believes that their performance against Queen's Park will give them added belief in their ability to compete in the Championship this season.

Otoo and his team-mates produced a dominant performance at Hampden to record their second league win of the campaign.

He told Press Sport: "I was looking forward to it all week, so I was happy with that.

"It was good and hopefully there's more to come as well. It's my first experience of playing there - hopefully it's not the last and I can get some more.

"It's a brilliant stadium, a lovely national stadium, and the pitch was excellent as well. It's a big pitch - we felt that today. I think we dealt well with it and we're delighted to win. It's not a bad place to win, is it?

"As team performances go, that's one of the best we've had this season. I think we were excellent right from the start, from front to back, defensively particularly. It was good to get that clean sheet as well, and the confidence going forward.

"We could've been a couple ahead at half time and that's what we were saying - we need to be a bit more clinical and more composed around the box.

"I think that came a bit in the second half. Maybe we even could've taken our chances for two more in the second half, but we're just delighted to get the win. A 2-0 win, and a clean sheet, is excellent."

Pars boss James McPake said afterwards that the back three he fielded at Hampden - Otoo, Sam Fisher and Aaron Comrie - hadn't played together in those roles before, but they and the rest of the side were assured defensively during an afternoon in which they were rarely troubled.

"As a defensive unit - not just the defenders, but from the front as well - we're confident in how good we can be defensively," Otoo said. "I think we knew that if we just concentrated, we'll limit them to few chances. I think we did that and defended well with the chances they did have.

"That gives us confidence going forward. If it does happen to us again moving forward, we know that we came here, we kept a clean sheet and we're capable of defending well together in that unit. We're really confident moving with that.

"I think it just shows the quality and depth of the full squad that, regardless of who's out, we can get players in and still produce a quality performance like we have today."

With two wins and two draws from five games, Athletic have made a solid start on their Championship return, and Otoo added: "As a squad, we're really strong and happy with where we are.

"I think, so far, we've shown we can definitely compete with the teams in this league. We're looking to continue to show that in the up and coming games, and all the games that we have, that we're here and we're looking to compete with everyone.

"We'll see where we are at the end of the season."