Alan Maybury won't let Dunfermline defeat derail FC Edinburgh's promising maiden League One campaign
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The Citizens went down 1-0 to leaders Dunfermline in front of a bumper crowd at Meadowbank, former Hearts striker Craig Wighton grabbing the only goal of the game in the 20th minute to move the Fifers four points clear with two games in hand.
The match itself didn't do this top-of-the-table clash justice with any real quality few and far between.
Home substitute Kieran MacDonald drew a fine save from goalkeeper Deniz Mehmet with little more than ten minutes remaining as the Capital outfit suffered their third defeat to James McPake's side this season.
"We've got ourselves into such a position where Saturday could have been a big day for us," Maybury explained afterwards. "We didn't think about that we were playing against Dunfermline. There were things on offer to try and win the game and get a good start to this quarter, secure a place in this league next season as a win would have taken us over the 40-point mark and the icing on the cake would have been going top of the table.
"The first half we were a bit tentative, we started really slow and they probably should have been a couple of goals up early on. We got into some good positions but lacked quality when we needed it.
"I don't think it was a great game. It wasn't very open or entertaining to watch regardless of the result. I think when they got the goal they expected us to come back a little bit but we really didn't do that until late in the second half. We created the outstanding chance after the break, but we just couldn't take it. That said, this result won't derail what we're trying to do."
Maybury is hoping to do some business in this month's window and added: "We need one or two. We'd like to get a right-back in. James Craigen has done a really good job filling in so we're working hard on that front. It would be good to get a different option in midfield too but there's no news at the moment. There won't be wholesale changes as the boys we have here have been fantastic"