GOALKEEPER Sam Ramsbottom has apologised to his teammates for Dunfermline’s goal on Saturday and hopes the blunder hasn’t cost him a first-team place.

The Englishman believes that he can prove his worth as he looks to make the goalkeeping position his own but admits he was disappointed with the way he dropped the ball to allow Andy Ryan to score late on.

Ramsbottom was a relieved man after Jim McAlister’s injury-time goal but he felt an equaliser was never in doubt because of Ton’s never-say-die attitude.

He told the Tele: “I was disappointed to concede the goal in the way that I did.

“I can only take the blame for it because nine times out of ten I catch that and keep a hold of it.

“But with the team spirit that we’ve got I always thought that we’d get a goal and when we did the celebrations were a bit wild. I obviously went straight over to Jim as he’d dug me out of a hole.

“It’s good competing with Danny [Rogers] every day to impress, he’s a good lad and we’ve got a good relationship.

“We both know that only one of us can play at a time so there’s no animosity between us.

“It’s obviously up to the gaffer who he picks to play on a Saturday and I got the nod at the weekend.

“I hope I can kick on and keep my place, which I believe that I’m capable of doing.”