PETER GRANT said he was delighted with Saturday's result against Queen of the South and says it was a massive three points.

Alloa's 2-1 win ensured they kept within arm's length of the teams above them in the Championship and set up another two huge games at the bottom of the table this week, starting tomorrow away to Inverness Caley Thistle.

Grant said: "We made it tough for ourselves but I'm delighted with the result. We caused our own problems in the first half.

"The pleasing thing was the way they fought and scrapped to get back, I think you can see the desire to get something from the game.

"Sometimes what you've got to do is roll up your sleeves and, it doesn't matter what level of football you're at, you've got to compete. You've got to be able to fight, to scrap and when the moments come you've got to be able to take them."

Grant continued: "I know what this league's like: you can play ever so well and lose the game; you can play poorly and win a game.

"We don't do that very often, we don't play poorly and win games, that's something maybe we have to get better at.

"But, I go into every game preparing to win. We know we can match anybody but we have to play well and not make mistakes.

"If you look at the goals we've conceded this season, they've all been mistakes.

"We're making it difficult for ourselves, but I've never, ever questioned their fighting spirit and their desire to do well."

Asked how big a result that could be for Alloa's season, Grant said: "Massive three points, nobody thinks or feels they're comfortable and we've got to make sure we make it as uncomfortable for everybody as we possibly can and hopefully win more games than we lose."

As of now, tomorrow's match against ICT is still on and Grant says the supporters should be proud of the players.

He continued: "It's difficult. I've got them in [on] Monday because they've got to test, then you go up on Wednesday, back at two or three in the morning then some of the boys will be going straight to work. Then we come in Thursday to make sure they're okay.

"The supports should be proud of them and their effort. I've got to tip my hat to them, and that's why I get annoyed when we don't win, because they put so much in and I know the effort they put in and the commitment they put in and I'm just so desperate for them to do well."