NEW recruit Callum Smith wants to fire Alloa Athletic to promotion after signing on at the Indodrill Stadium on transfer deadline day.

The teenager joined the Wasps for the rest of the campaign on a development loan from Championship side Dunfermline Athletic.

And the young striker is looking forward to playing regularly as his new side look to return to the second tier.

Smith told Advertiser Sport: "I was playing regularly at Dunfermline at the start of the season, but recently I've been coming off the bench.

"I just want to be starting every week and hopefully I can do that here. I want to show Dunfermline what I can do, and hopefully I'll be able to score some goals and help us make the playoffs."

He added: "It was only at about two o'clock on deadline day that I got a phone call to say the manager was interested in bringing me here for the rest of the season.

"I took the chance right away. As soon as I heard Alloa were interested I was really keen because it's great to come into a side which is pushing for promotion."

Wasps boss Jim Goodwin is blessed with attacking options, but Smith is confident he has what it takes to nail down a regular starting spot.

He said: "I feel I can offer a lot in terms of the manager's attacking options. There are some good players in those areas here already so it will be hard for me to break into the team.

"But I'm determined to try my best and make sure I get a place in the team."

The forward climbed off the bench to make his debut as Alloa recorded an impressive victory over League One leaders Ayr, and he admitted he was delighted to have made his first appearance.

Smith added: "It was a great win for the boys. To come on and make your debut in a game like that is great.

"Coming down to the league leaders and getting a win like that is a fantastic result.

"It was great to be able to get some game time as well."