I’m ready for my shot at big time — El Bakhtaoui

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FAISSAL El Bakhtaoui, the in-de­mand Dun­fermline striker, feels he can make an im­pact at one of the Premier­ship’s big clubs.

The 23-year-old, of French-Moroc­can de­scent, scored 30 goals in 40 ap­pear­ances as the Fife club won League One by a dis­tance this sea­son. Out of con­tract this sum­mer, Dun­fermline ap­pear re­signed to lose his ser­vices, with Aberdeen, Mother­well, Hibs and Fleet­wood Town all linked with the player. There have also been whis­pers that Rangers are mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion.

“There are two weeks left of the sea­son and I know there is a lot of spec­u­la­tion about me,” said El Bakhtaoui, named on the four­man short­list for the PFA Scot­land League One player of the year award. “Dun­fermline have not of­fered me a new con­tract yet but I have been talk­ing to my agent about a new deal and stuff like that.

“I am happy at Dun­fermline and it is a good chang­ing room, and I get on great with the lads. But I feel that I am ready to play in the big divi­sion in Scot­land.”

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