KEVIN O’HARA has revealed that a couple of legends have turned him into an Alloa goal machine, writes Lindsay Herron

The 22-year-old striker couldn’t score a goal in either of the last two seasons with Falkirk and on loan at Stenhousemuir.

Now’s he got 13 since switching to Clacks – including doubles in each of the last three matches.

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That’s helped haul the Wasps off the foot of the Championship table to earn him the Ladbrokes player of the month award.

O’Hara reckons it’s largely down to the confidence instilled in him by his boss Peter Grant – who is manager of the month – and his uncle, Jimmy Bone.

O’Hara said: “I have known the gaffer for a while because I played with his son Peter at Falkirk and it’s great to work for him.

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“He has such love and passion for the game and he has definitely brought my game on and he’s bringing the best out in me.

“I didn’t do it in early part of my career but playing every week has given me confidence to find that goal touch.”

Bone, who helped Partick Thistle famously win the 1971 League Cup and also played for Scotland, Celtic, Norwich, Sheffield United and St Mirren is also a mentor.

O’Hara said: “My uncle coaches at my old school Wallace High so I go to help him out a couple of days a week

“Jimmy tells me all about his career – I think you can imagine I get told about Partick Thistle in 1971!

“Seriously though he’s a great guy and I enjoy working with him too.”

Celtic legend Grant said: “It’s great for Kevin – but these awards are for everybody at the club.

“We’ve stood strong, kept our values and it’s great credit to the players.

“I saw Kevin play a lot when he was at Falkirk as he was playing beside young Peter. I always thought he had something.

“He played in a few positions but I always saw him as an out and out striker.

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“As soon as I got the job at Alloa I called him right away but the big decision he had was going part-time.

“My son had told me he was a great trainer and that was important because we have a great culture that’s been built over the years by different managers and the chairman.

“People have said before that the squad are more than team-mates – they’re like a gang who look after each other.

“They have been brave soldiers to deal with where we were and the results have come.

Alloa and Hillfoots Advertiser: Wasps boss Peter Grant Wasps boss Peter Grant

“Kevin has benefitted from that. If he keeps making the right runs then he’ll get the opportunities and he’s finishing them more often now which is the key.

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“He’s got that belief and his work ethic is phenomenal so he’s reaping the benefits and long may that continue.”

The Wasps are at Inverness today facing Caley Thistle and young Rangers keeper Kieran Wright is set to go straight into the side.

Wright, who had a spell at Raith last season, has been snapped up short-term as Jamie MacDonald – on loan from Kilmarnock - will be out for seven or eight weeks after damaging his thigh last week against Queen of the South.