ALAN TROUTEN was relieved to finally get his first league goal of the season in Alloa's win over Morton – and the former Albion Rovers man hopes he can use it to kick on.

Second-half penalties from Trouten and Iain Flannigan shocked Jonatan Johansson's side as the Wasps secured only their second league win of the season.

The three points lifted Alloa above Partick Thistle in the table and out of the relegation playoff place for the first time since the opening day of the league campaign.

Trouten told Advertiser Sport: "We are absolutely delighted after that. Obviously, after Morton's result last week, they would have been flying high heading into Saturday's match.

"But, we felt as if we deserved to win the Dunfermline game and put in a good performance and so we went to Cappielow and were the better team and deserved the victory.

"I thought we set up well and had worked really hard during the week to try and counter the formation that they had switched to during their last couple of games.

"Our shape out of possession was excellent and then when we got the ball we moved it well and passed it well.

"And to get the goals and win the game is a massive bonus."

After last weekend's disappointing defeat to Dunfermline, skipper Andy Graham had spoken about the need for the Wasps to try and get the first goal in games.

And Trouten underlined the importance of that after the win on Saturday.

He added: "To get the first goal in this league is massive.

"When we have it, we have shown that we are a very good team on the counter attack and we can pick teams off.

"Getting the first goal allowed us to do that and then the second penalty just killed the game."

The 33-year-old has been in good form for Alloa in the cup this season, finding the net six times in only seven games in both the Betfred Cup and Irn Bru Cup.

But, until Saturday, he had failed to find the back of the net in ten league outings.

Yet, the penalty was the sixth he has scored for the Wasps – including shootout wins against Dundee United and Dunfermline – as Trouten maintained his 100 per cent record for the club.

He added: "I've got a good record and know when we get a penalty that I will hopefully put it away.

"There is a bit of pressure on you to score the penalty, but I have taken a few in my career and I've got the confidence and long may that continue.

"Getting the first league goal has been a long time coming. I felt as though I should have scored against Dunfermline.

"But, scoring on Saturday takes a wee bit of pressure off me but I need to kick on now and start getting more goals and assists."