PETER GRANT has called for more dialogue between managers and officials as the Wasps boss bemoaned several decisions against his side.

The Alloa manager was booked by referee Craig Napier in the second-half of his side's win over Dunfermline Athletic after he questioned several calls from the rookie whistler.

It was the latest criticism of officials from Grant, who believes his Wasps have been on the receiving end of poor decisions in a number of their games this season, including in the reverse fixture against the Pars.

Grant said: "It's the first booking I have had since I came back to Scotland, but it doesn't surprise me. I thought some of the refereeing decisions (on Saturday) were abysmal.

"His (Napier's) excuse at half-time when he gave us advantage was that our player had fallen, but he had two players supporting him.

"Yeah, but he has tripped him up and knocked the ball out of play. So, I don't care if he has ten (players supporting him) the ball has gone out of play.

"It's the wrong decision and I think too many decisions are wrong. It has cost us before and cost us too many times this season.

"Some of the decisions are awful and I am quite surprised there are not more meetings between managers and referees to sort this problem out."

Managers can now be booked by officials under the new laws introduced at the start of the season, which also saw changes made to the handball rule and goal-kicks.

"Nobody knows the rules and they wonder why people get frustrated," Grant, 54, continued. "They need to take a long hard look at themselves and tell us the rules as I don't think even they know them.

"You are going to get yellow cards and frustration.

"I understand it's not their full-time job and it's very hard to be a referee, but they put themselves in that position like we do as managers."

Goals from Alan Trouten and Kevin Cawley either side of a Kevin Nisbet penalty were enough to take Alloa to eighth in the Championship table and end their four-game winless run.

Grant said: "I was delighted with them and as I have said last week was a massive blow for us when we played well for 80 per cent of the game and lost it.

"We dominated early on and moved the ball really well and that's a great credit to this group of boys.

"As I have said about winning ugly, we have got to give Robbie Thomson full credit who defended from the front and that was a brilliant second-half. It was a big, big plus for us.

"All in all, the team and the performance, the result was something they richly deserved.

"There have been a lot of draws in there and there have been teams picking up two wins and getting six points but we are maybe drawing four games and only getting four points.

"You saw a desire not to concede on Saturday and we knew it was a big, strong side who have got excellent delivery and we defended it very well."