ANDY GRAHAM insists that Alloa's bid to beat the drop will not be derailed by the defeat to relegation rivals Falkirk on Saturday.

The Bairns ran out winners at the Indodrill Stadium, with the Wasps losing their fourth game in succession.

However, skipper Graham says there is still plenty of football to be played this season, and they are by no means out of the race to remain in the division.

The 35-year-old told Advertiser Sport: "We are still in there with a good opportunity to stay in the league and that's the be all and end all.

"As much as people were talking the game up as a 'six pointer', it wasn't. You only get three points for winning a game of football.

"The way I am looking at it, we are still massively in with a chance. If you told us that in August, I think every single person would have taken that.

"So we will look at the positives and go again on Saturday."

Alloa had been much the better side in the first half on Saturday and found themselves level with Falkirk at the break.

Jordan McGhee had opened the scoring for the visitor's before Connor Shields notched a deserved equaliser.

However, the Bairns caught Alloa cold within the first minute of the second half when Mark Waddington pounced on poor defending to grab the winner.

It's the second week in a row that the Wasps have been punished for defensive lapses and Graham admitted he was tired of saying the same thing after the match.

He said: "We had spoken about it at half time and about what to expect. We had looked at the positives of our first half performance.

"I thought we had played well in the first half and it was against the run of play that we lost the goal.

"So to lose a goal so cheaply is so disappointing. The boys are honest enough in the dressing room. No one was in there pointing the finger and it was an accumulation of mistakes.

"But, they are poor mistakes. You can accept a wee mistake here and there, but when they are bad like that they are costing us games.

"I sound like a broken record at the moment. We can play as well as you want, but if you give away goals like we are doing then you aren't going to win games at this level."

Alloa next face bottom side Partick Thistle in another crucial relegation clash at the Indodrill Stadium.

A win would put the Wasps four points ahead of the Glasgow side, but a defeat would see them drop to the foot of the table.

Graham added: "Going into the weekend, it's a big chance to go and beat them and go four points above them.

"That's a fantastic opportunity for us. We cannot do anything about Saturday, but we need to get back into training and make sure the boys are lifted for Thistle.

"That's part of my job to make sure the boys are ready.

"And we'll do that. We've done it before this season when we've gone through bad spells and we've come out on the other side."