Dunfermline Athletic

Total Devastation at Demotion

Sunday, 8th May 2022

“Nobody ever likes losing a game and nobody likes going down at the end of the season.

The mood after Saturday’s match was gloomy but captain Graham Dorrans fulfilled his role speaking to the media after the match. He said that everyone in the dressing room was devastated and agreed that the team’s relegation was as a result of poor results throughout the season.

“It has definitely not been lost today. The sending off didn’t help us but over the course of the season we are where we are for a reason. Put simply we have not been good enough and we have found ourselves in this position”

The former Scotland midfielder turned 35 on Thursday but he knew that there was nothing to celebrate this weekend for him or the club.

“It is never easy when you get relegated with a football club. It is very raw at the minute, as I say everyone in there is devastated. Nobody ever likes losing a game and nobody likes going down at the end of the season. I don’t know what else I can say to you other than that.”

Relegation must have been the last thing that he expected when he was signed for Dunfermline by Peter Grant in July 2021:-

“Of course, I came here to try and get promoted but as I said there over the course of the 36 games this season we are where we are for a reason, it is not because of lack of effort. We have just not been good enough, it is as simple as that.

“The league doesn’t lie when it comes to this time of the year and as I said we have found ourselves in this position. We had a little chance to save it but it was not to be and we have found ourselves getting relegated and it’s not a nice one to take.”

Graham signed a two year contract on joining Dunfermline and made 23 appearances but his situation for next season will be discussed, he confirmed:-

“Yes, I’m under contract but we will sit down over the next couple of weeks, speak to the gaffer, speak to the club and see what’s going on.“

Next season’s opposition for the Pars will now include Kelty Hearts, Falkirk, Alloa and Queen of the South. Trying not to think too much of that, Graham said:-

“League One is going to be a tough league, there are some decent teams in there already. Two teams going down from the Championship means it’s going to be a tough league. At the minute it is too raw to be looking ahead to next season.

“The boys are devastated in there, we have to let it sink in and speak to the gaffer, speak to club. We will have our meetings in the next couple of weeks and whatever happens from there we shall see.”



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