VETERAN Ayr United striker Michael Moffat admitted he enjoyed getting one over on old team Dunfermline Athletic following another memorable result.

And he is highly impressed with the way his team have started the new season, with the 4-1 home win against the Pars helping take them into joint-top spot.

Moffat, who netted the fourth goal, said: "You always like get one over your old team, we didn't leave on the best of terms. But it's always nice to get one over on your rivals. As long as we are scoring one more than the other team that's all that matters.

"Everyone is playing well as we are working hard for each other. It was a pity we lost our clean sheet but as long as you score more than the other team that's all that matters. You want to get as many points as you can in early but we are not getting carried away. It doesn't surprise me we have started so well."

He is hopeful strikeforce partner Lawrence Shankland will stay at Somerset Park and said: "The big man has said he wants to stay and he is enjoying. I'm sure he'll get his move at the end of the season and it will be a well-deserved one as he will have a few teams to pick from."

McCall was impressed with the display and said: "It's a good result as Dunfermline are a good club and I'm sure they will be up there come the end of the season. I was impressed with Alan Forrest, he was strong an worked really hard. It's Roy of the Rovers stuff for Shankland, he has 41 goals from 41 games. There has been no more interest in him and Friday (the day the transfer window closes) can't come quickly enough."

The boss is now relishing the prospect of Shankland going head-to-head on Saturday as Ayr United take on Queen of the South in another League One game.

He said: "It will be really good to see them up against each other. They have scored 26 goals between them this season and that is pretty good. Both are capable of absolute brilliance and Lawrence is capable of scoring any kind of goal. They have had to turn their body shapes around and change people's perceptions of them. In that respect they are very similar."

Looking ahead he said: "Our aim is to make sure we get enough points to be sure we're okay. We will do down to Palmerston looking to win the match, which is always what we set out to do."