Hippolyte hopes to win over Dunfermline fans

New Dunfermline Athletic signing Myles Hippolyte hopes to win over Pars fans following several nasty encounters playing against the Pars.

Hippolyte, 23, has been a villain to Pars fans for several seasons, so it may come as a shock to many that he has penned a two-year-deal with the Fifers.

The Englishman’s ex club is Athletic’s fiercest rivals, Falkirk, and in April last year Hippolyte dived in the penalty box to win a penalty which saw Falkirk beat the Pars 1-2.

This simulation sparked anger amongst the players and supporters of Dunfermline and even the clubs official Twitter account tweeted the video of Hippolyte’s hysterics with a ‘diver’ emoji.

The challenge that saw Hippolyte throw himself down

The announcement of Hippolyte’s arrival at the club on social media yesterday was greeted with a lot of criticism but Hippolyte hopes he can get the fans on his side.

“The plan is to hit the ground running with a couple of good performances. Even if you have never played for a rival team, there will be some fans who don’t think you are right or ready for their team.

“There will be people to win over and I look forward to that challenge. I would like to think I can win over the fans with my performances. I want to prove my worth to the supporters here. Hopefully, I can do that.”

Hippolyte says he is confident that he can fit into a dressing room with players who he used to wind up in his Falkirk days.

“That was then – and now we are all in the same dressing room and we all have the same drive.

“It doesn’t make a difference to me what anyone said before, it’s all about how we are towards each other going forward. I can’t wait to work with all the boys.”

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