STEFAN SCOUGALL feels Alloa weren't at their best on Saturday but insists they deserved the three points.

A Euan Henderson double had the Wasps in the lead before a late Callum Fordyce goal gave the hosts a sweat.

However, they were able to dig in and hold on to make it two league wins in a row for the first time this season.

Scougall said: "Another three points but I don't think we were at our best – but when you're not at your best and you grind out three points I think that bodes well for the team going forward.

"The gaffer's spot on in terms of I think we showed towards the end last week as well that we want to win, boys are putting their bodies on the line, running on empty and digging deep when it matters so [we] made it hard for ourselves going into the last 10 minutes but we dug deep and got the three points which I felt – over the whole period – we deserved."

The result means Alloa now sit four points from the summit and Scougall said the team are aiming higher.

Asked how important the win was, he continued: "It's massive, we knew something had to give [on Saturday] with Cove Rangers and Queen's Park playing each other. It was imperative that we did our job and we did that and got three points so hopefully we can go on a little run.

"We'll take it game by game, we're four points off the top but we want to be top and I think that's what the gaffer's driving us to be, you could probably see [on Saturday] we weren't at our best but we grafted for each other and we dug deep and got the three points."

After navigating a rough patch, Alloa will now travel to Falkirk on Saturday as they look to make it three league wins in a row for the first time since April 2019.

Scougall continued: "You just need to keep believing, at the start of the season there was probably a little bit [of] lack of belief among the squad but going to the league leaders last week and getting a right good result – one which I think we thoroughly deserved – it galvanises the boys and the boys can say, 'we can do something here, we just need to believe and work hard'. I think that's number one is work hard and dig each other out."

Scougall now sits joint top of League One for assists after Henderson's goal gave him his fifth of the season and it's clear he's loving life at Alloa.

"I love how the gaffer approaches, how he works, his training's brilliant," Scougall continued. "As long as I'm playing I'll give 100 per cent and hopefully more often than not I'll produce something for the team."