ALLOA pay a visit to Hamilton this Saturday for the second leg of the Championship playoff semi-final, with the Wasps holding a one goal advantage.

Brian Rice’s men prevailed at the Recs on Tuesday, with Luke Donnelly coming off the bench to break the deadlock before half time.

Despite the lead on aggregate, Alloa will go into the return leg with caution, with Accies expected to throw everything they have on home turf.

Rice has called on his players to maintain the determination they displayed during the first leg, particularly amidst an injury crisis at the club.

“It’s going to be difficult, it’s going to be a challenge,” Rice said. “Whoever plays will have to rise to the challenge and show the spirit and determination that we showed the other night.

“There will be eleven players on the pitch on Saturday giving it everything they’ve got, I have no doubt about that.”

Rice also provided an update on Adam King, who had to be taken to hospital after collapsing on the pitch during the first leg.

He said: “Adam was taken to hospital and was detained for observation overnight.

“He saw a cardiologist in the morning and he’s waiting on the results.

“He got out of hospital on Wednesday afternoon after doing tests and speaking to the cardiologists so we’re just waiting to hear the exact outcome.

“He will not be available for Saturday.”

This is Alloa’s first visit to New Douglas Park since 2014 during the second round of the League Cup. The hosts defeated Alloa 4-1, with Greig Spence scoring the only goal for the Wasps during his second stint at the club.

Alloa will be looking to come out on top this time and secure a place in the playoff final, playing one of either Falkirk or Airdrie.

Falkirk have a mountain to climb as they face Airdrie at home after suffering a heavy 6-2 defeat in the first leg, which saw both teams reduced to ten men.

Alloa play Hamilton at New Douglas Park tomorrow at 3pm.