NEW signing David Dunn was content to get his Sauchie Juniors career started with a win, but the experienced midfielder knows the performance in the side’s 2-1 win over Carnoustie Panmure wasn’t the level his new teammates are capable of.

Dunn joined Fraser Duncan’s squad from Linlithgow Rose after suffering from a series of bad injuries, and he’s now keen to help what he describes as an underachieving squad to drive back up to the top end of the Super League table.

David told Advertiser Sport, “I don’t think we played that well, and with the week we’ve had at training I didn’t expect that – we’re a far better side than we showed here, but we’d have taken the three points before the game and hopefully we can push on for the game against Tayport next week which is a winnable one for us.

“If we can get another three points then we can start climbing back up that table.

“I’ve only been here a week but obviously from looking at the squad I can see there’s a lot of talent there. Hopefully I can help out with the push up the league.

“We were talking about it after the game and there were a lot of unhappy people in that dressing room, the gaffer didn’t need to say much because we all know we can do so much better. We started the game brilliantly, then seemed to stop playing. They came into it and never really threatened, but they had more of the ball. We go 2-0 up and they go down to 10 men and I think we should have pushed on and capitalised but we let them back in the game, and we ended up hanging on.” The midfielder said that he’s enjoying his football again after his switch to Beechwood Park, thanking the players for making him feel so welcome so quickly.

He added, “I’m really impressed with the setup here. The training’s been excellent. I know a few of the boys from senior and things and it’s a lovely setup. I’ve been made to feel very welcome and I’m enjoying it again. I think we’re underachieving with the squad in there. There’s been a few daft results which is maybe a problem with confidence. The win here then one next week, we can push on.

“I was in and out at Linlithgow, I was up there two years ago and I had been playing, but I fractured my arm and I was out for six months.

“I got back in and tore my hamstring and I was out again. At the start of this season I got back and tore my ankle ligaments, so I’ve had a torrid time of it.”