TALK of panic in the Wee County following a second loss on the bounce needs to be put "into perspective".

That's the view of Neil Parry, who knows all too well there's no sense in making mountains out of molehills from Alloa's stuttering start to the season.

And the big stopper is better placed than most to call for calm as he was an integral part of the Championship survivors who defied the odds last term; despite having to wait until late October to claim their first three points.

While no one of an Alloa persuasion wants to endure a similar wait this time around – especially as they are rock bottom of the table – it gives Parry and the dressing room a vital sense of perspective.

"We will dust ourselves down and it's still very early," the 33-year-old told Advertiser Sport. "You need to put things into perspective and the same happened last season.

"We will take it a game at a time and we will get in and work hard in training.

"We all need to trust in each other. We've got a great group here and we all know there will be tough days."

He continued: "It's probably down to the different style of play compared to what we have done before.

"There are times where you can see it working really well and then other times where we are getting a bit exposed.

"It's something we need to keep working on. Nobody can ever call out any of the boys for their lack of effort, but as I say things sometimes don't come off and you maybe lose the ball in difficult areas."

Parry was left helpless on Saturday when livewire Bobby Linn stroked the winner home inside the game's opening 15 minutes.

And despite having the best part of 75 minutes to find a way back into the game, the Wasps never looked like scoring in a disappointing display.

Parry said: "We looked a bit disjointed and for every time we were working it out and getting into good areas, we were getting caught and they were creating opportunities.

"It's hugely disappointing and we want to win our home games. Arbroath are a good team and have good players and are well-managed.

"Unfortunately, things just didn't seem to go for us."

The Wasps make the long trip south to face Allan Johnston's Queen of the South this weekend and will hope to enjoy similar success at Palmerston as last season.

The part-timers were unfortunate not to take all three points in a thrilling draw before snatching a crucial late winner in the relegation run-in courtesy of a Jordan Kirkpatrick header.

"It's been a happy hunting ground for us in recent times and it's always a good place to go," Parry said.

"We will prepare right and then look forward to the game and hopefully get that win we are waiting for."