JOSH EDWARDS is aiming to "chase the teams above us down" by building on the win over Arbroath against Queen's Park this weekend.

The 23-year-old, who was named as the sponsors' man of the match on Tuesday evening, said Dunfermline are looking to put together a run of wins after they moved back into the Championship promotion play-off spots.

His second goal of the season early in the second half set James McPake's team on their way to a convincing 3-0 victory, which was just their second in eight outings across all competitions.

Dunfermline Press: Josh Edwards opens the scoring against Arbroath.Josh Edwards opens the scoring against Arbroath. (Image: Craig Brown.)

The result moved the Pars up to fourth in the table, as well as six points clear of their second bottom opponents, and 10 above bottom side, Greenock Morton, and was the ideal response to their Scottish Cup exit to Raith Rovers.

Full back Edwards wants a repeat performance when the Spiders visit KDM Group East End Park on Saturday, who were the last team the Pars recorded a clean sheet against until Tuesday's match.

"We prided ourselves on that last season,so it' good to get ourselves back into that clean sheet scene," he told Press Sport.

"If we can keep a clean sheet this Saturday, that will stand us in good stead to go and win the game. Hopefully we can do that, but we know that they're a good side, with good attacking players, so we'll need to be switched on to that.

"We played well the last time we played them through at Hampden. We neutralised them well at Hampden, so hopefully we can implement the game plan and do something similar to them.

"It's crucial to string a couple of wins together in this league. If you do that, you're going to be flying up the table. If we can get a couple of wins under our belt, hopefully we can chase the teams above us down and see where it takes us."

Edwards, whose solitary strike this season prior to his effort on Tuesday came in a Viaplay Cup win against Albion Rovers in July, added: "Once that first goal went in, we settled down and started playing some nice stuff.

"We scored a couple more goals, we could have scored another, but Arbroath were still dangerous on the counter-attack. They had a few half chances so we still had to switch on. We're delighted with the clean sheet as well, so it's on to Saturday now.

"We've been iffy in the last few games. We've played well in some of them, obviously with Friday night being the exception. It's good to get back to winning ways and back into the play-off positions. Things are looking a wee bit rosier."

Dunfermline Press: The defender feels things are looking a wee bit rosier following Tuesday's win.The defender feels things are looking a wee bit rosier following Tuesday's win. (Image: Craig Brown.)