Dunfermline Athletic

Pars sign Premierleague Striker

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Dunfermline Athletic are pleased to announce the signing of Inverness Caley Thistle striker Graham Bayne.  The 6"1' front-man joins the Pars on a two year contract from the North of Scotland club.

Having played for Inverness since signing from local rivals Ross County, he has made the move to East End Park as part of a nominal fee transfer. Manager Jim McIntyre commented:-

"We have had to pay a fee for Graham but I was prepared to do that because I rate him very highly.  I have seen him play and played against him on numerous occasions and he has always impressed me.

"He is my type of player?he works hard, is strong in the air and scores the odd goal.  He's the perfect target man."

Graham Bayne started his professional career at Dens Park when he was only 17. In season 1997-98 he was given two first team appearances from the bench and his two appearances for Dundee in the next season were again from the bench and at the end of the season. An on loan period at Raith Rovers had seen him involved in nine league and cup matches but unfortunately without hitting the net.

The Cupar born striker made 14 Premierleague and Scottish Cup appearances for the Dees in 1999-2000 but it wasn't until he joined Arbroath in August 2001 that he showed his goalscoring prowess. Ross County snapped him up for the next season and in the two seasons there he made 64 appearances and scored 11 goals. Next stop was down the A9 at Inverness Caley Thistle.

Graham Bayne made 133 appearances for the Highlanders and scored 19 times.  In the ten matches he played against the Pars he was never on the scoresheet.



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