QoS boss still backs the Wasps
Published 10 Aug 2012 09:00 0 Comments
QUEEN of the South boss Allan Johnston believes that Alloa Athletic are still one of their main challengers for the Second Division title this season despite watching his side thrash the Wasps 5-2 at Palmerston Park last weekend.
Johnston saw Alloa come from behind twice in the match before his side won the match late on with a flurry of goals but the Doonhamers boss insists he saw enough from Alloa to know they will be up there challenging at the top of the table.
Johnston, pictured, told the Advertiser Sport, "At the end of the day Alloa are going to be one of our main challengers this year so it was a tough game. I am delighted with my lads they had good energy, created a lot of chances and it was good that we finished them off this week.
"It was great to see the reaction from the squad. There is a lot of competition in the squad, we are getting better every game and are looking forward to the start of the league now. Alloa have managed to keep almost all of the players from last season and that will be a huge boost for them. They have also strengthened well and will prove a real handful for anyone they face this season."
Meanwhile, Johnston also spoke of his admiration of the job Paul Hartley has done at Alloa this season and how he would love to emulate Hartley's achievements in his own maiden season in
Allan Johnston said, "You have to admire what Paul has achieved with Alloa - it is unbelievable. He has already built such a strong side and I have a huge respect for what he has done in such a short space of time at Alloa.
"He built a quality side to play attractive football and achieved success in his first season in charge and that is exactly what I want to do."
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 08 Aug 12
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