ANDY GRAHAM says he has no concerns about the prospect of going head-to-head with one of the hottest properties in Scottish football on Saturday.

Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland is set to return from injury against the Wasps having scored 19 goals in 18 games, as well as opening his account for Scotland.

And although he is well aware of the threat the striker poses, the Alloa captain remains unfazed by his adversary's scoring record.

Graham told Advertiser Sport: "It's not something that fazes me.

"He's a great player and he's done really well for himself. He's obviously had to do it the hard way as well because of being let go by Aberdeen and having to drop back down.

"He's worked really hard to do that.

"I know I'm going to be in a tough game every week," the skipper added.

"Every team you play against has a top striker and it's something you need to prepare for but you want that challenge.

"You want to play against the best players and I am looking forward to it."

Alloa have already beaten the league leaders this season, and Graham is confident lightning can strike twice.

The captain believes these are the fixtures his team-mates thrive on and wants to travel back to the Wee County having taken the scalp of the title favourites for a second time.

"We love games like that," he said. "We could be going to play against teams in League One and League Two, but you want to be going to places like Tannadice. We've got no fear.

"We've got a decent record there and we've already beaten them this season.

They're top of the league and they're there on merit, but we know if we turn up and play like we did at the Indodrill we have got a great chance of winning the game and that's what we will be setting out to do.

"If we cut out the cheap goals we are losing we will win more than we lose. It takes bravery to play the way we're playing.

"We've got a squad that is capable and we are looking forward to going and doing that at Tannadice."