NEIL PARRY says Alloa will play without fear when they travel to new League One leaders Ayr United on Saturday.

The Wasps have been hit by two late killer blows in the sides' meetings this season, as Lawrence Shankland equalised with the last kick of the ball at Somerset Park in September before Craig Moore hit a stoppage time winner at the Indodrill Stadium in November.

The Alloa goalkeeper reckons his side should have won both games and says they will be out for revenge this time around.

Parry told Advertiser Sport: "Both times we have played Ayr it has been really close. We should really have won both games.

"They scored a late winner here and a last-minute equaliser down there earlier in the season.

"We are by no means concerned about going down there. There will be a good crowd and a good atmosphere so we are looking forward to it.

"Hopefully we can be strong defensively again and come back up the road with the three points."

Ayr occupy top spot partly thanks to Alloa's draw with Raith Rovers last Saturday – a result which Parry says was a fair one.

The stopper was delighted with his clean sheet as the two teams played out a stalemate and is hoping that more will follow in the coming weeks.

He said: "There weren't many chances in the game. Both teams played well but nobody could really find that cutting edge so I think it was a fair result. It was good to get the clean sheet.

"Every time we've played Raith this season it was been close, especially on the opening day when we should have won.

"We were confident going into the game but we just couldn't break the deadlock.

"At the back we were really good. They are a strong team and they are really good going forward but we kept a clean sheet which we are really pleased with.

"It's something to build on and hopefully we are able to do that over the next few weeks."

Alloa have dropped to fifth in League One, but Parry insisted that the squad are still full of belief that they can make the end of season promotion playoffs.

He added: "The two full-time teams have started to pull away but we are still right in the hunt for the playoffs.

"We are still confident, and there's no reason why we can't kick on over the course of the rest of the season and make sure we're in the top four."