LOAN star Dylan Mackin opened the scoring before turning provider by winning a late penalty against Stenhousemuir on Saturday.

The young target man showed composure to finish with aplomb in the first half and was a persistent threat throughout the 90 minutes.

Though the striker was delighted with the outcome, he admitted that the team has more in the tank than it delivered.

He told Advertiser Sport: "It's a massive result, especially with Livingston losing today, so all we can do is take care of ourselves and keep plugging on and hopefully they drop more points.

"I was happy with my goal but I thought as a team we could have played a bit better.

"We were maybe a bit open and should have been a bit more compact at the back but we eventually got the win, and that's all that matters."

The result cut the gap between the Wasps and Livingston to seven points and Mackin is convinced that the league is not a foregone conclusion.

He added: "All we can do is take care of ourselves, keep plugging away and keep winning.

"That's four wins in a row now so we've just got to look to win every game from now until the end of the season. Hopefully, they drop a few points on the way and we can catch them.

"That's got to be the aim – we've got to be looking to win the league.

"That's seven points now and obviously we need to go and play them at their place, and hopefully they drop a few points on the way."

The striker has developed a strong partnership with Greig Spence and Mackin believes the pairing's strengths complement one another.

"I like to get the ball down and hold it up," he said. "I'm not the quickest so I'm never going to be able to run the channels.

"It's good playing with Spenny. He'll run the channels and I'll try and flick the ball on for him. The more we play with each other, the better we'll get with each other."

Mackin hopes to impress his parent club by putting a string of consistent performances together with Alloa and wants to play his way into the first team at Fir Park.

He said: "That's got to be the aim. Come here and do well, and hopefully go back there.

"My contract's up at the end of the season, but hopefully I can get a new deal, go out in pre-season, impress and try to break into the first team."

In the meantime, however, the 20-year-old is enjoying life with the Wasps.

"It's brilliant. The boys are brilliant, the training's brilliant. It's just brilliant," he said.

"I'm just taking it game by game, look to win and score as many goals as possible, contribute to the team with goals and assists."