CRAIG HOWIE says it’s a joy to play for Alloa as he racked up yet another position in Saturday’s victory.

Howie has been used all over the park in his first season for Alloa and on Saturday he was at left back as the club defeated East Fife 3-0.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, Howie said: “It was a very good win.

“It’s a difficult park to play on with the heat but we played the ball well, probably if we were a bit more clinical we would probably have had four, five or six but it looks like we’re building momentum and with the quality we’ve got we should be much higher in the table.”

Alloa’s performance was much improved in the second half and Howie put it down to the team being more clinical.

He said: “[It’s] just trying to get used to the conditions. When the ball comes in it’s really sticky.

“We can be honest and say we probably took too many touches in the first half.

“Second half we got the ball up, played one-twos, played off Hendo [Euan Henderson], played off Sammo [Conor Sammon] and I thought we were a lot more clinical so a very good second half performance.”

On yet another position, Howie said: “It’s definitely different but anytime you’re on the park it’s a joy to play so I’d never say no to playing any position.

“It’s probably about the sixth or seventh different position I’ve had this season so it’s been a bit of an unusual season for me but as long as you’re playing you’re happy.”

Performances in recent weeks under new manager Brian Rice have been a lot better and Howie believes the team are playing as one.

“It’s hard to put your finger on [what’s changed],” he said. “Boys are definitely looking a bit more confident on the ball, that’s probably the main thing.

“We know how much quality is in the team, we’re disappointed with where we’re sitting in the table, we really should be up there challenging. I would say everybody’s expressing themselves a little bit more, playing the ball forward.

“It’s really just everyone picking their moments and playing as a unit.”

With five games left, the objective is to win every game and finish what has been a disappointing season as strongly as possible.

Howie said: “The gaffer’s just said it: it’s five cup finals.

“We’re just trying to win every game, we know how disappointed everyone is with how poor the season’s been so we would like to go out and try and win every game, that’s always the objective.

“If we can go out and win as many as we can we’ll be happy. We’re definitely building momentum and we feel, with the players we’ve got, we can definitely go and pick up a few more points.”

Despite it being a disappointing season for the team, Howie’s enjoyed his time at Alloa and is looking forward to a brighter future.

“It's a great club," he said. “I can’t lie, it’s been a difficult year at times. I’ve not played as much as I wanted to.

“The club’s really got the ambition to go and challenge and I feel as though next year it’s something we can definitely go and do.”