THE old cliché of practice makes perfect certainly rung true on Saturday as Innes Murray's training ground repetition got his side back into the game.

Murray, on-loan from Hibs, curled a sensational free-kick past a helpless Mark Ridgers to draw Alloa level with Inverness Caley Thistle.

Shortly afterwards, he exchanged a series of passes with Cameron O'Donnell before lifting his head, spotting the run of Robert Thomson and floating the ball right onto the striker's boot.

The pass was so perfectly executed Thomson didn't have to break his stride. All he had to do was connect. He did, and it sealed the three points.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport after the game, Murray explained how he's been working on his set-piece routine in training.

He said: "It's a nice feeling, obviously, scoring a goal. It's something I practice.

"Maybe I had two more efforts, [but] I'm always looking to score when I take them. Just a good strike and it went it thankfully."

Murray has featured in the team regularly so far this season; however, he hopes his performance at the weekend enables him to get a foothold in that midfield position.

His pass for Thomson's equaliser was a thing of beauty and he knows it's an important part of his game.

He continued: "That's something that I'm looking to bring to my game a bit more, creating goals for the team.

"It was a good ball through to Thommo and he's made good contact and it's went in.

"As a centre midfielder I think you've got to have a good range of passing, I've seen Thommo making his run and luckily I've found him."

Asked if Saturday was his best performance of the season, the 22-year-old was in no doubt.

He said: "Yeah, by far, I'd say. Obviously the last two weeks we've picked up six points so we just need to keep going again next week and look for another win.

"That's what I'm looking to do, bring goals and assists and make it hard for the manager to drop me."