HE'S been there and done it all, but Andy Graham isn't quite finished yet in the Wee County.

The veteran was pivotal to Alloa's survival in the Championship last season, not missing a single minute of the action as he helped the Wasps defy the odds.

Graham is one of a number of players who have been there for it all at the Recs and outlived several managers along the way.

Jim Goodwin – who the defender was so close to during his time as boss – was the latest to move up the managerial ladder and now Peter Grant is the man in the hot seat.

And despite the new man still finding his feet in the role, Graham believes the signs were there in Saturday's 3-2 win at Arbroath that things are already beginning to click on the field.

"When a new manager comes in there is always going to be a transition," Graham told Advertiser Sport. "That happens at any club and at any level.

"It's about us getting used to him as a manager and about us getting used to him as players.

"You can see that is starting to take shape. I thought Kevin (Cawley) and Trouts (Alan Trouten) caused them lots of problems by getting into the right areas.

"That's what we have been working on in training so it was great to see it on the park.

"[With the new formation] we are getting more players up the park so you would expect us to score a few more goals.

"With the two up front, we can link the game and then get up to support the boys as much as possible.

"We just need to make sure we work on it and work hard to improve in time for the league starting."

Alloa made it two from three in the Peter Grant reign as they followed last Tuesday's derby win over Stirling Albion by beating the Championship new boys.

A Liam Buchanan first half strike, which cancelled out Bobby Linn's opener, and a brace from Alan Trouten either side of a fortuitous Jason Thomson goal was enough to make it a decade since Alloa last lost at Gayfield.

Graham said: "It was a good performance and good to get the result because it is a hard place to come and a lot of teams will struggle.

"The conditions were probably as good as you could hope for and I have definitely played in a lot worse there.

"So for us to go and get the three points was important to show that against a team in our league we want to win. It's as simple as that.

"Even although we might already have been out it was important to put down a marker before the season starts that we can more than compete with teams in our league, especially away from home.

"I thought we played some nice stuff at times and you could see what we were trying to do and how the manager is trying to get us to play.

"It's just about getting used to that and that style and then getting better at it."

For many, Alloa will head into Saturday's Championship opener – where they host Partick Thistle – as one of the favourites to go down again.

It's the kind of prediction which spurned the Wasps on last season and Graham isn't shy in setting out his stall for this year.

"At any level, you want to do better than you did the season before," he said. "That's our aim and if we do that then we will stay up.

"Everybody says 'oh, you just want to stay up'. Yeah, we do. But we also want to improve.

"That's our target and we want to make sure we improve compared to last season."