Dunfermline boss backs goalkeeper Iain Turner

Iain Turner made his Dunfermline debut in a 3-2 loss to Hibernian
Turner made his Dunfermline debut in a 3-2 loss to Hibernian

Dunfermline boss Jim McIntyre praised keeper Iain Turner despite a costly late error from the debutant.

Turner allowed a Leigh Griffiths shot to slip through his hands as Hibs emerged 3-2 winners at East End Park.

"I thought he was excellent, he had a couple of great crosses that he clutched in the air and he made some good saves too," said McIntyre.

"For the goal he got a hand to the ball and it went underneath him, he had a fabulous game though."

Turner arrived on loan from Preston last week to provide cover for the injured Paul Gallacher.

Despite falling four points behind at the foot of the Scottish Premier League, McIntyre insists his side can beat the drop.

The Pars now face Inverness in a Scottish Cup replay before travelling to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock on league duty.

Interview: Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre

"There are plenty of positives to be taken from today's match," he said.

"I can't fault any of my players, we were all together and if we keep up those levels we will be fine.

"We are looking forward to picking ourselves up and facing Inverness.

"It will be another difficult game as it always is against them, we have already shared three draws this season.

"What we will do is take the positives from today and hopefully make it through to the next round."

Top Stories