A LOT has changed since Robert Thomson first endeared himself to the Wee County faithful - in fact, it's been all change since he was given the chance to do it all over again.

The former Dundee United man made his return to the club in the summer after being convinced by Jim Goodwin to make a return to part-time football.

But, no sooner had Thomson signed on the dotted line than Goodwin departed for St Mirren and change was afoot in the dressing room.

It's the sort of circumstance which could have so easily stopped him before he had even begun but the 26-year-old jumped at the chance to prove he cope with upheaval.

Thomson slowly worked his way back into first team action after injury and starred in Alloa's win over Queen of the South on Saturday.

"It's not ideal circumstances when you are signing for a new club and signing injured," Thomson told Advertiser Sport.

"The gaffer (Peter Grant) has been brilliant since he came in and all of the boys are buying in to what he's trying to do.

"From that point of view, it's been a lot easier than someone else who could have made it more difficult."

Thomson, like so many who ply their trade for the part-timers, can't help but be swept up in the buzz around the club.

The Wasps have taken pride in proving people wrong and the striker admits wins such as the one over Queen of the South are always that little bit extra special.

He said: "I knew from my first time how the club was run and there are lots of good people at the club. I obviously knew many of the boys from playing with them before.

"I played part-time football before going full-time so I don't really need to adjust to it, having done it for many years before.

"It has obviously taken a wee bit of time to get used to, but it is a good environment to play your football in.

"It's only natural for pundits and others to look at us when they are predicting where we will finish in the league and to put the two part-time teams at the bottom.

"It's nice when you get one over one of the full-time teams so maybe people will think twice about writing you off."

Thomson left the Wee County faithful in doubt about what he can bring to the side during the win over the Doonhamers.

His inch-perfect cross teed up Alan Trouten to slot home the winner and give Alloa their first league win of the season.

Thomson said: "It was a really good three points and probably not the best we have played but I thought we showed another side to the game.

"Sticking in and it was a real collective performance once we went 1-0 up to see it out.

"They looked quite dangerous in the second half but we started it well and went ahead. We then changed our formation to sure things up and we did that.

"Alan gave me a good early shout and when I looked up he was in the middle by himself and it's a great finish from him.

"That was my first start and a good bit of game time since April. I didn't really have much pre-season so still feeling a wee bit rusty, but it is good to get minutes."