Rangers defender warned he'll need to fight for games on loan
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Rangers loanee sent warning by manager over first-team football

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawfor has warned Rangers loanee Lewis Mayo that he needs to be prepared to fight for a place in the Pars side ahead of the new campaign getting underway.

Mayo is one of three players from the Premiership to have joined the Pars on temporary deals and Crawford praised the relationships his side have formed with Rangers, Celtic and Hibs.

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The Pars boss is confident his signings will help his side push for promotion this season but insisted they won’t be guaranteed first-team action.

“I think what that boils down to the relationships you build with clubs,” Crawford told Not The Old Firm.

“There coaching staff, the relationship at board level, the chairman being trusted with players that Celtic, Rangers and Hibs are willing to put to us.

“The important thing for us is that these boys that have came are fighting for the jersey as well. It needs to be competitive because if the players think they are coming here for guaranteed football, it’s not right for the players that are fully committed to Dunfermline.

“They are three great additions to the squad and they’ll help us.”

Celtic Reserves captain Kerr McInroy  and Hibs’ Fraser Murray have also moved to East End Park and the trio will bring some extra quality to Crawford’s side after losing the likes of Kevin Nisbet over the summer.

For Mayo, getting regular games will be a huge boost to his development and let him return to Ibrox and push for first-team places.


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