ALLOA boss Jim Goodwin believes his side have ten cup finals to play for as they bid to secure Championship survival.

The Wasps have, so far, defied expectations and sit ninth in the table between Falkirk and Partick Thistle, respectively.

Many had predicted the part-timers would find themselves cut adrift at the foot of the table and destined for a quick return to League One, but they have more than matched their full time opponents.

They welcome Dunfermline to the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday as Goodwin's men look to make it two wins on the spin following their 2-1 triumph over Queen of the South.

"They are all massive games from now until the end of the season," the Irishman told Advertiser Sport. "Dunfermline are one of the form teams in the league and will come into the game with confidence.

"We now have ten cup finals to play for and just need to pick up as many wins as we can to keep ourselves in the league.

"We will still try to make it to fifth place as there is not a lot between the teams.

"Dunfermline have shown what can happen if you can find a bit of form.

"We want to build on an excellent performance in Dumfries and see how high that can take us up the table."

While Alloa enjoyed a welcome break from league action – due to Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Scottish Cup match against Dundee United – their relegation rivals Falkirk drew with Morton last Friday night.

It now means the three teams at the bottom have now all played 26 games and Goodwin hopes his side will find the relegation run in exciting.

He continued: "It is obviously always a worry that the teams around us can pick up wins.

"But, it is great and exciting to be in with a chance at this late stage of staying in the league."

Meanwhile, the Wasps defeat BSC Glasgow in a friendly match last week as Goodwin ran the rule over some of his squad players.

Goals from Liam Dick, Jack Aitchison, and Alan Trouten put the Lowland League side to the sword at the Indodrill Stadium with the likes of Adam Brown, Reis Peggie, and Chris Henry picking up valuable minutes.

Goodwin said: "It was a great opportunity to give some of the boys who haven't played a lot some minutes. It also allowed me to give some of the regulars a bit of a rest.

"The regulars who didn't play a lot should be raring to go for Saturday now.

"The break actually came at a really good time for us as we had some tired legs in the side.

"It was a good game and there were some really good performances. Adam Brown was excellent.

"It gives me confidence going forward that if we have any injuries then we are covered."