JIM GOODWIN admitted he was frustrated after Saturday’s draw with Dundee United – despite his Alloa side coming from behind to take a point.

The Wasps were the better team for long spells, and the manager reckons that on another day they would have won comfortably.

And he says their performances so far show they have a great chance of surviving in the Championship.

Goodwin told Advertiser Sport: “I’m slightly disappointed, but it’s testament to my players that I feel that way because it feels like two points dropped.

"Anyone who was at the game will feel like we were on top and even a couple of members of their staff said that at the end of the game.

“I should be more satisfied and if you’d offered me the draw before the game I probably would have taken it, but looking back at the number of chances we had and the amount of possession we had, I genuinely feel like it’s two points dropped.

“We’ve hit the crossbar and worked the keeper, but my only frustration is we need to show a bit more quality when we get into the final third. We need to be a bit more clinical.

“People have written us off because we are part-time and they expect us to finish bottom of the league, but I genuinely believe we have got a group of players which is good enough to compete at this level. In the games we’ve played up to now, bar the Ross County game, we have been in every one.”

Goodwin added two new faces to his squad this week with the additions of Connor Shields and Sam Roscoe on loan from Sunderland and Aberdeen, respectively.

Having had a thin squad to choose from in the opening weeks of the season, the manager now feels he has strength all over the pitch and believes competition for places will only enhance his side’s performances.

Goodwin added: “It’s great to have options now. Up to now we have only had about 14 players in the squad for each game so it was really important that we strengthened in those areas.

"I’ve got great options off the bench and the hard part now is picking an 11, because you are disappointing players every week.

“There’s players on the bench who I know will be disappointed not to have started but they’ve got to stick with the group because I’ve got options now which is a good place for a manager to be.

“There needs to be competition for places anyway. Nobody is guaranteed a place in the team and the guys who are in just now need to know that if they drop off then someone else is waiting in the wings to take their place.”