NICKY JAMIESON says he's really enjoying his run in the Alloa team but he's not happy with the goals the team have been conceding.

Jamieson has plugged the gap left by Scott Taggart and then some but the defender says a player like him can never be happy when the opposition are scoring.

Asked if he's enjoying his run in the team, he told Advertiser Sport: "Kind of mixed emotions, I've been happy to play but we're leaking goals the past few weeks, that's now nine in three so you can never really be happy as a defender [with that]: you want clean sheets.

"I'm happy to be playing, just hope we can tighten it up. Especially [Saturday] I thought we defended quite well, disappointed at the set-piece.

"Hopefully, we can build on the fact we bounced back and managed to get a goal."

Jamieson has quality all around him on the pitch and he's relishing learning off the players in the squad.

On captain and defensive partner Andy Graham, Jamieson added: "It's brilliant. He just talks you through the game. He's composed, calm as you like.

"[He] doesn't miss a training session – doesn't miss anything. He's someone you can model your game off, he's always encouraging.

"He talks you through the game, you know exactly what you need to do when you're out with him.

"It's great having someone like him beside you, same with Dicko [Liam Dick] on the left. Playing with good players helps you, Stevie [Hetherington] and Ray [Grant] in front of you, it helps you a lot.

"When I'm stepping out, you've always got someone like Stevie or Dicko, Kev [Cawley] making space and you can give it to them and they're the ones who are going to go and create.

"It's pretty simple for me, even if I'm running with the ball someone will make space and you just give it to them and our better players will cause problems."

Jamieson says he's now getting back to match sharpness after injuring his hamstring and is enjoying the high standards of the league.

He said: "Playing every week, I'm always going to enjoy it. Everybody's been great with me.

"I worked so hard in pre-season then I done my hamstring so it took me a while to get my fitness back up.

"First few games I was still struggling so I only now feel I'm starting to get my fitness back up and my sharpness back because it takes you a run of games to get up to speed.

"I've also never played at a level with the intensity – everybody's quick, everybody's sharp, everybody's fit, but I'm really enjoying it. Hopefully, we can kick on and start getting a run of results together."