Wasps skipper: 'We have nothing to fear'
Graeme Lafferty • Published 10 Dec 2012 09:30
Alloa skipper Darren Young insists his side do not fear unbeaten league leaders Queen of the South ahead of their top of the table clash at Recreation Park on Tuesday night.
The 34-year-old says his side will have a go at the Doonhamers and he hopes to gain the bragging rights from his brother Derek after Queens triumphed the last time the sides met.
Young told Advertiser Sport, "It's a massive game for us. Obviously, they are flying this season in the league but I think we have a wee chance now to get them in front of our own fans and have a go at them. We held our own against them the last time we met away from home so there is a wee bit of revenge on our minds from that point of view and hopefully we can manage a victory to get us that wee bit closer. My brother joked that he was convinced we got the game called off because we are running scared but we will see about that on Tuesday."
Alloa are looking to extend their six game unbeaten run and the captain hopes an extended run can help push the Wasps on in their bid for back to back promotions but he is aware that Queen of the South are the only side left in the UK who are unbeaten in the league.
Young said, "We are still taking things game by game and not looking further ahead than the next game. We are delighted where we are at the minute in the league being seven points clear of third place. Queen of the South are flying but we look after ourselves and we have done well but we know we can do even better. We could have took more points than we have done to this stage but it will even itself out over the campaign I'm sure. We are delighted with the unbeaten run - obviously all good things come to an end but we will try to continue that run for as long as we can. We did the same last year, where we went fourteen or fifteen games unbeaten but obviously this is a harder league against harder teams. We will just continue to look after ourselves and hopefully the teams round about us drop points."
The veteran midfielder admits he had sympathy for the referee after the call off on Saturday but insists he has played on far worse pitches throughout his career than the Recs at the weekend.
Young added, "The referee has taken the decision in terms of the safety and there is nothing we can do about that. To be honest I have played on a lot worse pitches than that in my career but it's the referee's choice at the end of the day. We are still confident enough, it is hard for us having been inactive for two weeks now. We certainly would have preferred the game to have been on as we are desperate to keep the run we are on going but now our attention must turn to tuesday and we are all looking forward to it and we will try to kick on from there."
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