ALLOA skipper Andy Graham is desperate for the Wasps to continue their good run of form beyond the halfway point of the season.

The Wee County outfit endured a tough start to the campaign, but have now won seven games out of nine in all competitions.

And the captain says his side are looking ominous ahead of their opening fixtures of 2018.

Graham told Advertiser Sport: "The first quarter of the season wasn't anywhere near as good as we were hoping for. We didn't perform well in the league cup and that carried into the league.

"But since then we've won six games out of eight so we've done well to turn it around. We're now where we expected to be at the start of the season so we are living up to our own expectations.

"Even in the two games we lost we played well. There wasn't much in the games even though we were playing the top two.

"We're hoping to kick on now and continue that run into the third quarter.

"The gaffer has made a couple of additions which have definitely helped the squad and we are looking strong moving into the rest of the season."

The Wasps' consistency has seen them shoot up the League One table and into the promotion playoff places, and Graham praised the character of his team-mates after their good run.

He said: "Consistency is massive. It's how you end up near the top of the league and it's the reason we did so well last year.

"The most pleasing thing for me has been the way we have responded to the two defeats to Ayr and Raith.

"We lost those games and then bounced back with a win, and we've not let it affect us. That's testament to the character of the players."

The skipper isn't ruling out catching runaway leaders Ayr United and Raith Rovers, and believes they have a chance of being in the title hunt if they can maintain their form.

Graham added: "We aim to be in the playoff places but you never know what could happen. Ayr and Raith are obviously the favourites but if we don't let our form drop over the next few weeks we have got a chance of catching them.

"You never write anything off in football and teams have collapsed from bigger leads than that. We need to focus on ourselves, keep stringing results together and see where it takes us."