ALLOA midfielder Iain Flannigan was full or praise for Jim Goodwin after the manager celebrated his 100th game in charge of the club.

Having initially been brought in as a player in the summer of 2016, Goodwin was given the job just several months later when Jack Ross left for St Mirren in October.

And Flannigan, who has played under five gaffers at the club since joining in 2013, insisted Goodwin had been brilliant.

Flannigan told Advertiser Sport: “I didn’t actually realise he had been here so long, but the manager has been brilliant since he came in.

“He brings with him an energy and determination and all the players can feel that.

“You can see that in the promotion last season and how we’ve built on that.”

Goodwin took the reigns of the club in League One following their relegation from the Championship. He made an instant impact and secured second and third placed finishes, before winning the playoffs against Dumbarton last year to win promotion.

So far this season, while only having the one league win, the side have more than held their own against exclusively full time opposition.

Flannigan continued: “He’s made us competitive and we are going into these games without fear and knowing we can beat anyone.

“Externally, people might see us as the part time team in the league and see as the underdogs every game. But, internally, we don’t see it like that at all.

“We know we are more than good enough to hold our own.”

Flannigan was speaking following Alloa’s frustrating 0-0 draw with Inverness on Saturday.

The part timers had a whole host of chances, but couldn’t find their way through to make it two wins from two.

He said: “After playing so well and dominating the game, it’s a real tough one to take. It feels like a defeat, if I am honest.

“We played so well and created a whole host of chances. Dario (Zanatta) hit the bar and Connor (Shields) went close a couple of times.

“Ultimately, it’s a really tough one to take. We would have loved to have made it two on the bounce after last week and had the chances to do it. But, ultimately it wasn’t to be and we will just have to move on.

“You can see that every week with how competitive we are being. It is a really tough league and anyone can beat anyone. We know that. We have more than held our own in every game we have played so far this season and that’s been really encouraging to all of the