ALLOA midfielder Iain Flannigan insisted the side were unlucky in their defeat to Ross County on Saturday.

Strikes from Declan McManus and Jamie Lindsay put the Wasps to the sword and ended their six game unbeaten run.

But, Alloa had their chances in the game and more than matched the Championship leaders throughout the 90 minutes.

The 31-year-old told Advertiser Sport: "There wasn't too much in the game and I think we played fairly well. We were probably better on the ball than what we've been against them.

"We potentially didn't work their goalkeeper enough and they just carried that wee bit more of a threat on the day.

"That was frustrating as I think particularly at half time we felt we were in the ascendancy. At 1-0, with a wee bit of momentum, I think we were going to get back into it.

"But, when the second went in that gave them something to hang onto and they saw the game out from there.

"We've been on a good run and there are still positives to take without a doubt. It was just a disappointing result and on another day we would maybe have sneaked something."

The Wasps host current pretenders to the title Ayr United on Saturday before welcoming relegation rivals Partick Thistle and Falkirk in a potentially season defining month.

And Flannigan, who insisted the side should only focus on their own games and not those of their rivals, called on the team to bounce back after Saturday's defeat and secure vital points in the battle to avoid the drop.

He said: "We just move onto Saturday. We have a few home games coming up, but it's the old cliche of taking one game at a time.

"We will just be focussing on the game on Saturday. That's what the dressing room and the manager always do.

"We've not managed to get a result over Ayr despite doing so last season. We know we are capable of getting something out of the game and that's what we will be trying to do.

"I don't think there's a gulf between the teams at all."