ALAN TROUTEN says he hopes Alloa can take the confidence from Saturday's Betfred Cup win over Hearts into the league as the side look to pick up points and climb the table.

Alloa currently sit bottom of the table and need to start picking up points soon, starting with Ayr United on Saturday.

Speaking after Saturday's historic win against Hearts, Trouten said: "[I'm] absolutely delighted, it's a great result, a great performance, especially after Tuesday.

"I don't think we played particularly well on Tuesday, we had some harsh words after the game."

Trouten revealed there were some comments made by Hearts players on Tuesday that didn't sit right with the Alloa team: "A couple of their players' comments during the game when it was 3-0 and easy for them fired us up [for Saturday] so a few of their boys weren't very chirpy as the game went on.

"I'll keep their comments on the park, but it says enough, especially these boys that are earning good money and we've been at work all day.

"It was mentioned amongst the boys that their players said it too. To be fair, we don't need that to fire us up. We know we've had a poor start to the season, and we need to get going so, hopefully, that can kick us on and take it into a massive game [this Saturday against Ayr]."

Saturday's win was Alloa's first against Hearts in 131 years and Trouten was delighted with how the game plan worked.

He continued: "Hearts are a very good team, they proved that on Tuesday. They deservedly won, could have been a few more.

"They've got good players, played at a good level, but we know our situation, that's not going to change. We've done that most of our careers.

"[Saturday] was a great performance; we changed our style a wee bit, sat in and hit them on the break, and we got a good victory.

"They start pushing men forward, we get a bit of space and we create chances. They probably had the majority of the ball but it's the way we set up, it's worked for us and we're in the next round of the cup."

With a huge victory out the way, Trouten was already looking ahead to the next league fixture.

Asked if the team have to take the confidence from Saturday into the game against Ayr, Trouten said: "I think we need to. We've only got one point out of the four or five games we've played, the league's more important for us but we know how tough it will be against Ayr.

"They're a very good side, a team that we've struggled against in the Championship so we'll be hoping to put on a good performance and we need to start picking up points."