PETER GRANT has promised Alloa won't give up on their Championship status without a fight.

The Wasps know they are up against it if they are to repeat last season's heroics and secure their second-tier place once again.

A Connor Shields goal secured a draw against Ayr United on the final day as the part-timers ended the 90 minutes ahead of Queen of the South and Falkirk in eighth.

They currently sit bottom of the table but remain within touching distance of Partick Thistle and Greenock Morton.

"Every game for us between now and the end of the season is massive and there is no use getting away from that," Grant said.

"I keep saying all the time that last season on the last day three teams were down.

"We will be fighting right to the death. Hopefully, we will try to get bodies in which is very difficult because of the finances we can offer.

"But I have a great group of boys here. I know if we have them all fully fit and hopefully get one or two in, we have an opportunity to do ourselves justice."

The league is now the only focus for the Wasps, whose Scottish Cup dreams ended for another year as Inverness Caley Thistle edged out Grant's side on Saturday.

A brace from Kevin O'Hara twice levelled the scoring – first after Aaron Doran had found the net and later when Jordan White nodded home – before Charlie Trafford evaded Robert Thomson to head a winner beyond Jamie MacDonald in the final minutes.

It was Alloa's first game in two weeks, but Grant suggested fatigue from the working world may have been the cause of the three sloppy goals his side lost.

"We have got guys who have not been training for the last two weeks and have given everything they've got," the gaffer said.

"Sometimes fatigue can affect concentration levels, these guys are working every day, and that can happen in set plays.

"I'm disappointed for them because the Scottish Cup is so special and everyone loves being involved in it.

"It's a great platform for any professional footballer to go as far as you can.

"So we are very very disappointed to be out of the competition."

Grant added: "People keep telling me about the saves Jamie MacDonald has had since he came here but you have to give Mark Ridgers great credit, he's had a couple of wonder saves.

"Kevin had two great goals, that's why we are delighted to keep him. I think that was very important for us.

"You have to credit and Robert Thomson came on and did well as did young Lee Connelly."