PETER GRANT has teased signings are on the way as he looks to bolster his threadbare Wasps in their bid to avoid the drop.

The part-timers have been hit by a number of injuries to key players this season, meaning they have often failed to name a full squad on matchdays.

This has included spells without Liam Dick and Stevie Hetherington, whilst Neil Parry remains a long term absentee.

Grant previously told Advertiser Sport he had consciously gone with a smaller squad as he didn't want to have players upsetting the squad's unity due to a lack of game time.

But, with the Wasps bottom of the table and four points from safety he appears to be on the verge of changing his philosophy.

"We stay positive in our approach, but we realise you have a problem when you are not winning games of football," Grant said in the wake of Alloa's defeat to Ayr United.

"That's the job we are paid to do; coaches, managers and players.

"But, I would also have liked to have gone to Ayr and played rubbish and won. That was not the case and I have a great belief in these guys, I know the way we can play and I know we will create chances and get opportunities but there is a long way to go in this season.

"I keep saying even on the last day of the season last year there were three different teams who could have gone down on the day and that's where we need to take it.

"But, I would be more worried if we didn't have the quality of player and hopefully we can bring in some guys to help over the Christmas period in the transfer window.

"We need to start winning games but we also need to start taking the chances when they fall to us and can't keep conceding the goals we have, simple goals which leave us chasing the games."

Alloa fell to a fourth straight defeat on Saturday to keep them bottom of the pack after Partick Thistle won successive games.

Ross Docherty's early brace sent Mark Kerr's side on their way at Somerset Park with Kevin O'Hara's excellent second-half strike in vain.

Grant said: "The two goals we lost were very poor goals to lose and I know people can blame the conditions which were very difficult in the first half, but the way we play we try to keep the ball on the deck (so it shouldn't affect us).

"But, defending set plays in these conditions is more difficult. For the first goal we were slow getting out pressing the ball and at the second goal it was a mishit shot and the boy breaks in and gets a goal.

"We knew we would have to dig in and the conditions affected the first half, I thought Ayr United deserved to be in front because of the pressure they put us under.

"But, in the second half if we had scored with the chance right at the end, I think it would have been only fair had we scored.

"I do not look at Partick Thistle. Even when they were at the bottom of the table, I said I thought they would be fine, they have the players and a full squad, they have two squads of players so I don't see them having a problem."