DANIEL CHURCH believes Saturday's win over Montrose was a big result for the club and hopes it can generate some momentum.

Alloa got their first away win – in their fourth attempt – in the cinch League One thanks to goals from Mouhamed Niang and Adam King.

Church, who returned to the starting line-up after a spell on the sidelines with Covid-19, believes it was important to finally get that away win before it became an issue.

"Everyone in this league knows Montrose away is a hard place to go," Church told Advertiser Sport. "So to go there, get a clean sheet and a win was really big for us.

"League One is crazy where you can win three in a row and jump from seventh to second, if you look at the table just now it's tight, it's really tight so that's why any team that can go on a run can get ahead of the pack."

Alloa's season so far has been stop-start with no real consistency; home form has been impressive but, in the league, they've struggled on their travels.

Church continued: "We're doing well at home but away from home we weren't picking up points but we rectified that at the weekend at one of the hardest places to go and got a win so it's good that we done that and put that to bed before it became a thing.

"The main focus was just to bounce back after the defeat [against Airdrieonians] through the week."

Church explained that even when he wasn't playing as regularly as he would have liked, he can see the bigger picture and the benefits rotation will have for the team.

On his start on Saturday, he said: "I was glad to be back in, every player wants to play every game but at the end of the day we do have a big squad and it's full of quality so you know that sometimes that's not the case.

"You know whoever you're playing the team or the formation could change but I think that's good, I think it's important that we have a squad capable of going in and doing a job, it is a team game, it's a long season and everyone wants the team to win, we all want the one thing and it's to win at the end of the day.

"Any successful team that goes on to win a league or challenge for promotion always has strength in depth. You need that so whoever goes in will match them, we've got a good squad."

Next up for the Wasps is a trip to Dumbarton, who currently sit second in the table. However, Church says now Alloa have their first away win, they'll be taking a lot of confidence into the game.

He added: "On the back of a 2-0 win away to Montrose we can take a lot of confidence, no game in this league is easy but with the squad we've got we should definitely be going in confident to any game, look to build a bit of momentum and another win can take us further up the table and just try to go from strength to strength."