GREIG SPENCE was delighted to finally break his goal scoring duck and insisted a spell on the sidelines motivated him to win back his place in the side.

The Alloa striker notched his first goal since July in the Wasps' comfortable Scottish Cup win over Brechin City.

And the 26-year-old couldn't hide his delight at putting one away.

He told Advertiser Sport: "It's probably been the longest in my career that I have gone without a goal.

"But, I wouldn't say I am one that suffers with confidence. I am getting in the right positions and maybe just a little bit of luck on the day has not been going my way.

"I was playing every week at the start of the season and I felt I was doing well but the way it worked out I was out the team for a month.

"I think the gaffer was maybe trying to get me out the door and trying to sell me.

"It was either get my head down and work hard and show him that I could be an asset to them.

"I've done that when I've been back in the team and feel my performances have been better."

Having made only one cameo appearance during the whole of October, it looked like Spence's days may have been prematurely numbered in his fourth spell at the club.

But, with his goal on Saturday he is hoping he can now help to fire the Wasps up the Championship table.

He added: "Hopefully with that goal, I have now secured my place in Saturday's starting lineup.

"As a striker, you need to be scoring goals to keep yourself in the team.

"We've got quality players all over and sometimes I don't think you're dropped because you're not playing well.

"It can just be because you have so many options who are all playing well and at the end of the day it's about the team and not the individual.

"For us, it's all about the team staying up this year."

Spence's goal came either side of strikes from Alan Trouten and Dario Zanatta, with the forward full of praise for his teammates.

He added: "It's excellent playing with these guys.

"Trouten to play with is a magician. As a striker, playing alongside him, he'll make you look good.

"I am always looking for somebody to set me up and when I'm making runs he always tries to pick me out.

"I feel we've got a really good partnership and understanding together.

"It's great playing in a team that has ability all over the park."