BRIAN RICE was delighted to see his side win on Saturday and described it as a huge game for the club.

Alloa's 1-0 victory over Clyde all but ensures their survival, with eight points separating them from the relegation play off spot and nine points to play for.

Rice said: "I'm delighted, it's a big, big result for us. I don't think the scoreline reflects the match, I thought we dominated large, large spells of it. We just couldn't finish off [the chances].

"Some good play, score a really good goal and create some good chances. We were never really under that much pressure today but great credit to the lads."

The manager was glad to see his side end the game with much more control after last week's chaotic end to the defeat against Dumbarton.

He continued: "We spoke during the week, I thought it was a wee blip because we've been really strong physically and mentally.

"It was unlike us last week but we worked a wee bit in training, about pushing up higher and being a wee bit more compact. I think you saw that today so great credit to the full team."

Ross MacIver scored his first goal, on his first start, and the manager was thrilled for a player he's followed for a number of years.

He said: "I thought he was excellent, I thought he was absolutely excellent. I brought him to the club, he's had to bide his time, he's been coming off the bench [and] making an impact on the matches.

"He deserved his chance and I'm delighted he scored the goal. He could have had two or three but [with] his overall performance he merited the goal."

Three of Alloa's forward players were involved in the goal and Rice said he's thrilled with how they're playing together.

He continued: "We've been scoring goals, creating chances and I've said to the lads that one day we're going to score five or six and we could have today.

"It wasn't to be, some good saves from the goalkeeper, some great blocks by the Clyde lads and I'm just delighted to get the three points. It was a big, big game for us today after last week."

Rice remains tight lipped about his future, but made no secret of how much he's enjoyed his time at the club.

"First and foremost I'm only here until the end of the season," he continued. "I'll speak to the chairman and we'll see where we go from there. I've loved it, I absolutely love the club. The players, everything about the club has been fantastic. First class.

"I'm obviously drawing plans up, if I'm going to be here, what I'd like to see happening. But at this minute in time I'm just concentrating on the next game."

Looking ahead to next week, Rice said: "We don't do points, we go to try and win the game. We're playing Cove who could possibly win the championship. They've proven so far that they're the best team in the league with the points tally that they've got so it's going to be very, very difficult.

"But I've got a group of boys that want to go there and try to win another three points."