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Barrowman says it is all about points

Saturday, 28th Mar 2015

"We will be out there to win the game, especially because it is at home. We need to use that to our advantage and win the game."

Andy Barrowman has made eleven appearances now for Dunfermline but his other 19 appearances this season have been for Morton. Saturday sees him going head to head against his former team mates. He scored six goals for Morton but now it is important that he adds to the two that he has notched since returning to Dunfermline. He told the website that he felt Dunfermline were desperately unlucky to lose on their last trip to Cappielow:-

"We were good in the first half; we had three or four very good chances. They maybe only had three good chances but scored from two of them so we shot ourselves in the foot a bit.

"We went there with a game plan that worked really well for us, especially in the first half. If we had got that goal it would have been a totally different game. I had a chance when it was 1-0 to go one each, the keeper made a great save which again could have changed the game and swung it back in our favour.

"It was frustrating, we didn't do a lot wrong that day but any mistake we made we seemed to get punished for it. Credit to Morton but disappointing for us."

Last time at East End Park, the Pars were ahead until eleven minutes from time and then in the third minute of added time allowed Declan McManus to score a winner. Barra continued:-

"Dunfermline were the stronger side in the first half that day but Morton finished the stronger on the last fifteen to twenty minutes. They ended up getting the winner, it was a kick in the teeth for Dunfermline obviously.

"Although Morton have won all three games, apart from the first one they have all been very even games. Morton deserved to win the first one but the other two have been very tough games and I am sure that Saturday will be no different. It will be two good teams going at it and we need to make sure of the victory no matter who it is against.

"We will be out there to win the game, especially because it is at home. We need to use that to our advantage and win the game."

Conor Pepper is injured and will not be playing but the Morton squad does have plenty of players to prove a handful to the Pars. Barra picked out where the problems may come from.

"They have good forward players. Peter MacDonald is an experienced player who has been around the block, he is a goalscorer and he is always going to be a threat. Declan McManus has great pace but he has been away with the under 21s."

Former loanee to Dunfermline Lawrence Shankland scored twice in the Scotland Under 21s win over Hungary in Tatabanya on Thursday night and while Shankland turned out to be a super sub scoring two goals in the final five minutes, Declan McManus played from the start.

"There are other boys as well; both McCluskeys are good on their day, they have got pace and Morton definitely have threats but so do we. We will concentrate more on what we can do to them rather than worrying about they will do to us.

"We will be prepared properly before the game comes and we will be ready for what anything that they have got and also ready to capitalise on our strengths.

"It is all about winning now, performances can go out the window at this time of season for all the teams that are fighting for things. Morton will be feeling the same, by all accounts I don't think they were very good on Saturday but they ended up getting the 2-1 win. No one cares about the performance, in the end it is all about the three points.

"We want to play football, we want to play well, we want to entertain the fans but at the end of the day if we come away with the three points on Saturday, no matter how we get them then we will be delighted."

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