ALLOA manager Barry Ferguson says he’s been in football long enough to know why the fans aren’t happy but insisted everybody at the club is desperate to win.

The 1-0 defeat to Clyde at the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday means Alloa have not won a cinch League One match since October 30.

Ferguson, speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport after the match, said: “I honestly don’t know what to say, I’m a bit taken aback by…how dominant we were.

“And sometimes when you’re really dominant in possession you don’t create many chances but we created a number of chances so it’s a sore one.

“I thought we played some really good stuff, we were patient, we opened them up at times. It was just that finishing touch we missed.

“I think if we got the first goal it would’ve been different but we didn’t and we need to take the consequences of that.

"I know myself, I’m not daft enough, we need to start winning games. 

"You can see, the way we play is good, I think the boys have bought right into it, it’s just that wee bit in the final third where we need to be more ruthless."

One positive, albeit a small one, to take from Saturday’s match is the fact Alloa finished the game with 11 men on the pitch.

Ferguson said: “It has been an issue. I spoke to [the players] about it through the week, if somebody gets booked, you know what modern day football’s like…there’s a lot of bookings that aren’t bookings in my eyes. That was a positive.

“[Another positive is] the way we played, I can’t ask for any more.

“I’m sitting with Paddy [Connolly] and Bob [Malcolm] and I’m saying to myself: ‘Is there more we can do?’ but this is the way we play and I think you [the media] sitting up in the stand watching the game will see how much we dominate the game.

“I would worry if we weren’t creating chances but we’re creating a number of chances [and] we’ve got to start taking them. We didn’t take them and we’ve been sucker punched.”

Boos were heard across the stadium at full time on Saturday and Ferguson says he understands the fans’ frustrations.

“I totally understand it,” he continued. “I know what football’s all about, it’s all about winning, I was brought up to win. I hate losing and I know that the fans want to win but that group of players are desperate to win. I’m desperate to win. My coaching staff are desperate to win.

“That’s a sore one to take and I totally understand football. I know fans aren’t happy because they’re not getting results and I totally expect that.”

Next up for the Wasps is a trip to high flying league leaders Cove Rangers and Ferguson insisted his team need to take something from the tie.

He continued: “Cove are absolutely flying, they’ve got a good team but we need to go up there and we need to get something out the game.

“I’m not going to shy away from that. We need to start winning games of football.

“They [the players] are hurting. I’m hurting. I understand the frustration. It’s part of football.

“I need to start getting results and results quickly.”