ALAN TROUTEN believes Alloa are in for a tough game against high flying Dunfermline on Saturday – but says they go into it with confidence following their last-gasp win over Queen of the South.

The Wasps currently sit ninth in the Championship table as they look to avoid the drop back down to League One and welcome Stevie Crawford's men to the Indodrill Stadium.

Due to Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Scottish Cup tie at the weekend, Alloa enjoyed a free week and watched on as relegation rivals Falkirk could only hold Morton to a draw.

That result ensures the Wasps and their rivals from across the water are separated by goal difference alone, with just a single point between the duo and Partick Thistle below them.

Meanwhile, Dunfermline have enjoyed the bounce of Crawford's appointment into the hotseat at East End Park and are currently enjoying a four-game winning run.

Trouten told Advertiser Sport: "This is another big game for us and it's one we go into with confidence.

"We got a good result down at Palmerston Park the other week in what was a really tough game.

"It was really important for us to win that game as it was vital we went into the wee break on the back of a good result.

"Dunfermline are obviously on a great run and all the games we have played them in have been extremely competitive.

"They are a good footballing team, but we know we are a good team and can match them."

Trouten has already found the back of the net four times against the Pars this season and remains the club's top scorer with 17 in all competitions.

And while he admits it doesn't matter where the goals come from, he is hopeful of continuing his fine form against the Fifers.

The 33-year-old continued: "Hopefully I can find the back of the net again and score.

"But at this time of the season, it doesn't matter if it's a 1-0 win with a scrappy late goal or a comfortable victory.

"Every game and point is absolutely massive.

"The gaffer will have worked on a game plan and we are confident we can get a result."