Alloa Athletic head to the Bet Butler Stadium this weekend to take on their fellow part-timers Dumbarton.

Barry Smith goes with the same squad that recorded a momentous 1-1 draw with Rangers last Saturday as the injured trio of Daryll Meggatt, Jason Marr and David Weatherston all remain out. There is good news for the Wasps fans though as the latter of the three, new signing Weatherston, resumed full training this week and will now be looking to regain match sharpness before he will be in contention for the match day squad.

The 40-year-old gaffer hopes his men can take the momentum from their draw with Ally McCoist’s side into the crucial clash this weekend.

Smith told Advertiser sport, “It is important that the players carry over all of their hard work from the Rangers game. We know this will be a difficult game but if we show the same desire and work rate from last week then we have every chance of winning the game. I think we should look at last year, this is a new season and it is now just a one off game against Dumbarton. Every game is different for us and we look forward to the game immensely. Last week has given the players great confidence and belief in themselves and they should take that positive feeling forward into this game. It has been a really positive week in and around the club this week and hopefully we can keep that going with a positive result on saturday.” Meanwhile, the former Dundee manager was left disappointed as his attempts to bring goalkeeper Grant Adam to the club were met by red tape.

Smith added, “Grant Adam was a player we were keen to sign but there was an issue with his registration so that one is off for now.”