Jan 20 2011 By Fraser Wilson
LIAM BUCHANAN ended his four-year Partick Thistle career today when he completed a switch to first division rivals Dunfermline.
The 25-year-old striker finalised the paperwork on the move this afternoon before saying his goodbyes to his Firhill team mates.
The cash-strapped Jags have decided to shift Buchanan, one of their top earners, to help balance the books with the club reporting a six-figure loss for the past year.
Buchanan has finished top scorer at Thistle every season since signing from Cowdenbeath in July 2007.
He was Ian McCall's first signing after taking over at Firhill and the manager admits the decision to sell the little striker was purely financial.
McCall said: "On a personal note it is a sad day for me to see Liam move and I know that he too will be very sad to leave Partick Thistle.
"He is a terrific lad with a great attitude and a real winning mentality. Ive absolutely no doubt that he will go on and score plenty of goals for Dunfermline and I think it is the right move for him."