JIM GOODWIN was thrilled with Alloa's emphatic victory over Queen's Park and credited his players with turning their fortunes round.

The Wasps endured a tough opening quarter of the season, but two big wins in a row have propelled them up the table.

The manager was delighted with several aspects of his team's display, especially their first clean sheet in two months, which was gained despite lining up with a makeshift defence for the second week running.

Goodwin told Advertiser Sport: "We were very pleased with the performance. The boys were great from start to finish and played some excellent football.

"It's all about the players at the end of the day. They deserve great credit because when you're on a bad run, it's very easy to think the world is against you, but we know the quality we have. I was always confident, even when we were going through that blip.

"We are delighted with the clean sheet. I'm pleased with how Scott Taggart has done since moving in there, so much so that even though Daryll Meggatt was available for the weekend, I didn't see the point in changing it.

"Jon Robertson has dropped back to right-back as well. There are one or two who are playing in unfamiliar positions but if that's what we need to do going forward, we'll keep doing it."

Goodwin says the most consistent team is likely to lift the League One trophy at the end of the campaign, and backed his players to keep their recent good form going.

He said: "In this league, consistency is a big thing, and the team that is the most consistent over the course of the season will be the ones enjoying success at the end of it.

"The boys always work hard and they're a fantastic bunch. I've never questioned their character. I'm delighted for them and I'm so glad they can take confidence from the last couple of weeks.

"We have to remember that it's only two wins, and there is still a lot of football still to be played. We just have to keep our feet on the ground, keep working hard and continue the good run we're on."

The Wasps return to the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday to take on Airdrieonians, and the manager urged his side to make sure they are ready for the test which lies in wait.

Goodwin told Advertiser Sport: "Airdrie have always been tough opposition for us. There's never been an occasion where it has felt like an easy game against them.

"We have to continue what we have been doing and prepare ourselves properly. If we apply ourselves properly and play to the levels we are capable of we are a match for anyone."