IAIN FLANNIGAN has experienced just about every emotion during his time in the Wee County.

From the high of back-to-back seasons in the Championship, to the low of days lost to the treatment table, the midfielder has been there and done that as a Wasp.

This weekend, he'll hope to help Alloa secure another piece of history as the relegation race goes down to the final day of the season.

No matter what happens, the Wasps have defied the odds and the doubters this season and – currently sitting in ninth – a point at Ayr United could be enough to leapfrog Queen of the South and seal their place in Wee County folklore.

They will need results to go their way, of course, but Flannigan knows more than most they can't rely on other teams doing them any favours.

As is often the case, it's Alloa against the rest.

The 31-year-old told Advertiser Sport: "We know where we are now and it's just a case of trying to go down to Ayr and get the three points.

"We can't do anything about it now and we are still in a reasonable to secure safety.

"In a way it's frustrating that results around us went our way. The results leave us in there and fighting to survive.

"The boys are low, there's no getting away from that. We want to try and get the job done. We need to dust ourselves down.

"We've got a great opportunity for next Saturday and I am sure when the dust settles we will be ready for that.

"It will, of course, be nervy, but it's one of those ones where we need to focus on the game and play the game."

Flannigan was named man of the match as the Wasps were put to the sword by Inverness Caley Thistle on Saturday in a hugely frustrating day.

He could take little solace from the award as Alloa conceded two sloppy second half goals and missed a hatful of chances to take at least a crucial point, which would have been enough to put them beyond the reach of bottom placed Falkirk.

As things stand, defeat for Alloa in Ayrshire, along with a win for the basement boys at champions Ross County, would be enough to send the Wasps down in 10th.

But, Flannigan was keen to take comfort from the promising performance against the promotion chasers and believes a similar showing should be enough at Somerset Park.

He said: "We played pretty well and moved the ball about and created chances. It's clear what we need to do and it's just a case of going and doing it.

"We just need to focus on ourselves and that's where the frustration lies. We can't do anything about the results around us.

"If we take the performance and how we played on Saturday, then I am sure we will get a positive result.

"It's a sore one, there's no getting away from it. It is very frustrating and I thought we played well in the first half.

"We have created good chances and there are other games which we have won but not played as well or created as much.

"That's the hardest part of the game. The four up-front created a host of chances and looked a threat."