PETER GRANT said Alloa deserved their victory on Friday night and praised his players for their attitude since being relegated.

Grant's men's relegation was confirmed with two games to play and they've since picked up four points from six.

Despite the match on Friday being meaningless for both teams in terms of league position, Grant was full of praise for Alloa's performance.

He said: "It was thoroughly deserved, I thought we played really well, thoroughly deserved the victory. We've played a lot of games where I thought that.

"Early in the game we started well and then nearly lost from a set-play, thankfully it didn't go in.

"After that, we've got tired legs, a few boys who've not been playing recently, and you can see that for a wee bit in a 10-minute spell.

"But apart from that I thought the boys were magnificent and thoroughly deserved the victory."

Asked if it was emotional, Grant said: "Yeah, it was because you see [on Friday] these boys and what they do, their effort and commitment, you see teams that have been relegated throw the towel in and boys not turning up.

"Great credit to every player on that football pitch; that's the attitude that they have, and that's why it disappoints me so much that we got relegated . There's no way we're the worst team in this league by 100 miles.

"I think it'll be a big loss to the league that they're not in it. It fills you with pride the way they play and the way they try to go about their business and the way they approach their jobs and that's the great memories I'll have."

With Grant's time as manager of Alloa now over, he said he'll look back with pride at a team that always tried to win.

He continued: "When we play well, we're as good as anyone. I think the thing that I'll go away with is the fact that we've turned up to every stadium whether it's here or away from home to try and win and that's what we've tried to do with this group of players.

"Unfortunately, this season we probably let ourselves down four or five times. We've not been clinical enough in the opposition box, and in our own box we've lost probably the set-plays, but there's a hell of a lot of decisions that's went against this group of players.

"I can say it now that the season's finished...I think anybody that follows us closely will know I'm not blaming referees or whatever, but some of the decisions at important times have been massive and you never catch them up."