EUAN HENDERSON says Alloa need to stop shooting themselves in the foot as another red card saw their unbeaten run come to an end.

The Hearts loanee has been in top form recently for Alloa as he leads the team in goals scored and has helped his side climb the league table.

However, Dumbarton ended Alloa’s four game unbeaten streak by scoring in the last 10 minutes to make it 2-1, as the Wasps were reduced to 10 men with Fernandy Mendy being sent off.

Talking to Advertiser Sport after the game Henderson said: “We need to be getting three points, especially against teams that are below us in the league.

“We are picking up points against teams that are higher, so it really makes it worse when we are ahead of these teams, and we shoot ourselves in the foot by not getting the three points.”

When asked about conceding late goals and having players sent off, Henderson continued: “We need to stop doing them [mistakes] as it’s killing us in the end.”

Henderson had a poor game and didn’t have a single shot on target – an off-key return for the man who leads the league top scorer table in shot accuracy at 69 per cent and is third in goal conversation rate at 38 per cent.

Speaking about his performance he said: “I didn’t have my best game today, I’ll go away, analyse what I can do better and what I can improve on, but yeah it wasn’t good enough from me today and the team.

“We need to pick ourselves up and go again, to be honest.”

Reflecting on what needs to change, Henderson said: “I think we are very good on the counter attack.

"We just need to find a way that if teams sit off us, we need to find a way that we can actually break them down and score goals and create chances.

“Most of the points we’ve picked up this season has been on the counter attack, so we need to work on that.

“We need to, from the first whistle, go at teams and get the first goal and take the game to them instead of waiting for something to happen.”

The youngster stated Alloa need to bounce back immediately with a win in this weekend's Scottish Cup tie.

He continued: “We need to use that game to get ourselves a win, pick ourselves back up from the defeat, and we need to bounce back.

“I’m sure we will, we have a good bunch of lads and I’m sure we will bounce back.”