ALLOA manager Barry Ferguson said Saturday's result was "a big three points" as his side closed the gap at the top of the table.

Two league wins in a row see the Wasps sitting sixth in the table however they're only four points from the top.

Ferguson said: "A big three points. Thinking back to last Sunday we were nine points behind and that result last week was a big result to get us back in the mix. Up against Airdrie who have been flying high, they're a good team so it was all about getting three points.

"Listen, I think we've played better, definitely played better but we're showing a different side to us which has took a bit of time to get into them because my teams aren't just good football teams, when you don't play well you need to do the dirty side of the game really well and that's what they're starting to do now and that's what we done [on Saturday].

"I thought right up until we got the second goal it was still scrappy, we were still a bit in control but it wasn't a brilliant game to watch if I'm being honest but the most important thing is getting the three points."

Ferguson continued: "It's all about results and it's just trying to get a settled team as well and getting competition for places which I've not had up until last week – the only one missing was Sena [Mouhamed Niang] – and then with Robbo [Jon Robertson] missing [on Saturday] so I'm getting there.

"I want people fighting for places, I don't want people thinking they can just play in a starting 11, you've got to earn to play in my team and that's what I want. Overall [I'm] happy, happy to get three points so we'll move on, work hard this week and look forward to next week against Falkirk."

Ferguson said Hearts loanee Euan Henderson has all the attributes to go to the top of the game but added he still wants more from the forward.

"I still think there's more to come, I still think he's not at full tilt yet," Ferguson said. "He'll probably have nightmares about me because I'm on him all the time but I see so much in him; I think he can still give a bit more but two good finishes, you see what he brings.

"I left him out last week [against Queen's Park] because I wasn't happy with the way he trained and he responded by getting two goals and another two against Airdrie so we'll continue to work on him this week.

"There's a clear player in there, no doubt about it, just needs to get certain things into his game. Listen, he's got all the attributes – for me – to play at the top."

Ferguson saw his team record two league wins in a row for the first time since he arrived and said the league will be won by the most consistent team.

He continued: "If you look overall at all of the teams I think there's going to be dropped points, it's whoever gets that consistency that'll obviously stay at the top of the league. I think we've been good in parts of games and other games we've not turned up for half an hour which we've suffered from but we're starting to get where I want to be.

"We're still a wee bit off it, I'm not happy until I get it right and I will get it right but it takes work on that training field and that's what we'll do. There's a couple of things I thought we could do better [on Saturday] and that'll be something we'll work on [at training]."

One of the most eye-catching selections on Saturday was Mouhamed Niang starting at left back but Ferguson said he was happy to do it and that's the type of player he wants at the club.

"I think Sena's been brilliant for me," he continued. "First game or two he was just getting used to getting football again, [in] central midfield he was excellent until the sending off so he's been suspended but I asked him to play left back and he said, 'I'll play anywhere for you' – and that's the type of people I want, guys that'll play in goals if I ask them or whatever.

"He came in and he done a job and I thought he done the job really well."