JORDAN KIRKPATRICK says he only ever wanted to return to Alloa as he sealed a sensational move to the Championship side.

The midfielder put pen to paper on a six-month deal to bring him back to the Indodrill Stadium for a third time as he became Jim Goodwin’s first signing of the window.

It ends an unhappy spell at Premiership strugglers St Mirren and Kirkpatrick couldn’t hide his delight in finally completing the move home.

He told Advertiser Sport: “I am just delighted to be back and can’t wait to get going.

“It’s a little bit of a weight off my shoulders as it’s something that has been in the pipeline for a bit.

“When I took the decision to move back into part time football there was only really one club I was interested in signing for and that was Alloa.

“Goody (Jim Goodwin) has always kept in touch and it was just a case of waiting until January. Safe to say, it was well worth the wait."

The 27-year-old has fond memories from his previous spells at the Wasps, becoming a fan’s favourite and scoring the goal which sealed promotion from League One last season.

Although he struggled for game time at the Paisley side, he admits he always kept a close eye on the Wasps and is delighted to be back.

He continued: “I’ve kept a close eye on the boys this season and I am delighted to see how they are doing.

“Everybody has stepped up and we just need to keep doing what we are doing.

“And that was another incentive to come back and play in the Championship. It’s such a great experience for all the lads.”

The Wasps are currently eighth in the table and opened up a four point gap over relegation rivals Partick Thistle by beating Dundee United at the weekend.

And in a tight league, Kirkpatrick is convinced Alloa have what it takes to look up the table rather than looking over their shoulders.

He said: “I’m very confident and I am sure the rest of the boys are keen to see what we can do in the league.

“The boys should have a lot of faith in what they can do, as we are actually only seven points away from the playoffs.

“Anybody would have taken that position at the start of the year and hopefully our momentum keeps us up.”