ALLOA boss Peter Grant reflected on another defeat for his team but also stated he knows his team are talented enough to start winning games of football.

His side have only picked up one point from their first six matches and Grant knows things have got to change.

He said: “You can see how quickly I was in with the boys, they’re probably sick of hearing it as well. It’s the same rhetoric.

“We concede from our free-kick. We had spoke prior to the game about what to do with our free-kick, we done the opposite and it cost us. That was disappointing and you find yourself down, and the game was a bit basketball at that time because they had a couple of chances, we had a couple of half-chances and when you give away a goal it puts you on the back foot but we kept going.

“[Then] into a period of the game when we had a couple of very good chances to equalise and then we lose a terrible goal. We got into good areas in the pitch, wide areas but the final ball wasn’t good enough. We had too many good chances which we didn’t take. If you don’t take your chances there’s a possibility you’re going to get punished.”

Grant continued: “I’d be sitting here really, really concerned if I didn’t think I had the players that could win games of football. But I know we can win, I know we have the talent but they have to play their best and concentrate for 95 minutes or however long the game lasts and at important times just now we’re not doing that and it’s costing us dearly.”

The only change to the team was the omission of Nicky Jamieson, with Grant explaining the defender picked up an injury to his ankle in training.

He said: “He got injured training on Thursday evening, we don’t know how long he’s going to be [out]. It’s a pity because he done exceptionally well [against Hearts]. People said we made that change because of Jon [Robertson injuring his hamstring] but we were always going to make that change because we feel Nicky’s going to be an important player for us this season.

“He’s just picked up a couple of injuries because he’s came from a level two levels below and probably the intensity of the training or whatever has caught up with him. Thankfully it wasn’t broken, he was sent for an x-ray on Thursday and we’ll see how he is over the next few days.”

Grant once again reiterated he wants to be winning games and not just be complemented for playing well.

He said: “Queen of the South is the only game I’ve been disappointed in performance-wise. They played really well and I thought we were poor. We were lacklustre, never really created any chances but I want to win games of football.

“It’s important we win and how we do that is by putting the ball in the back of the net and not conceding.”