JON ROBERTSON believes an extra one per cent from the whole Alloa squad could make a huge difference to the team’s poor start to the season.

Robertson returned to the line-up for the visit of Ayr United on Saturday and he knows the team’s fortunes have got to turn soon.

He told Advertiser Sport: “I think there’s a common theme just now to our play this year. I don’t think we perform poorly, I think we move the ball well, everybody knows that, there’s just a worrying thought that we don’t overly look like scoring and we’re conceding goals. Put that together and you’re going to end up where we are.

“At this stage, six league games in, it’s got to start turning and we’ve been here before. I remember doing an interview [when we] were second bottom of League 1 and we had just been beat and I’m going to say the same thing: everybody needs to get a little bit more out of themselves, massively including myself.

“Every one of us, from Neilly [Parry] right through to everybody on the bench, we all have got to find a way to do more. It’s as simple as that and that may just be the basics. We move the ball well but the final ball, my final ball into the box, could have been better.”

On a positive note for Alloa, the two teams closest to them in the league, Arbroath and Queen of the South, both lost, however Robertson doesn’t want to rely on others.

He continued: “It’s not a nice positive that we’re relying on other teams, I don’t think anybody wants to be in that position. But obviously at the minute, we are looking at other results because we’re not getting our own but you’ve got to focus on yourself.

“We know who’s doing what but we’ve got to take care of ourselves, if everybody can get that extra one per cent it will make a big difference.”

Robertson missed the Betfred Cup against Hearts after a hamstring injury but he’s over it now and looking forward to a tough week ahead.

He said: “It was a little one right at the end [against Hearts] at Tynecastle and then it was enough to keep me out the team for the return leg in the cup where the boys done really well. Big Nicky [Jamieson] was unlucky at training on Thursday going over his ankle which gave me a window to get back in.

“Obviously nothing’s certain, I’m playing in a back four and we’ve conceded another two goals so I won’t be going to Arbroath expecting to start.

“Big week of training [ahead], it starts on Tuesday. Going up to Arbroath has never been easy for any team but it might suit us, we’ve got to clear our heads, roll our sleeves up and it’s about winning next week and it starts on Tuesday.”