BRADLEY RODDEN has signed a one-year deal with Alloa Athletic.

The forward has been on trial with the Wasps for their run of pre-season games and has done enough to convince manager Brian Rice to offer him a contract.

Rodden scored two goals in last Saturday’s 3-0 win over Cumbernauld Colts. He was heavily involved again today after scoring and setting up Conor Sammon’s goal as Alloa defeated Forfar Athletic 2-0.

Rice, speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport after today's victory, said: “We’ve got him signed up, we’ve gave him a chance.

“He’s come in, he’s worked away and he’s got his goal again today. It’s up to him now.”

Asked what he wants Rodden to bring to the team, Rice said: “Everything. Energy, enthusiasm and a work-rate. He’s got that.

“But he’s got to keep that going. I saw him in a trial game for all the players that had been released and he just caught my eye.

“I thought there was something there that’s a wee bit different.

“He’s come in and he’s been great. His energy, his enthusiasm. His willingness to run beyond and he’s got himself three goals now for us.

“He’s came in and kept his end of the bargain, [He was] telling me ‘I’ll come in and work hard and prove I deserve a contract’ and I’ve kept my end and said if you do that then I’ll have a look at it.

“We’ve come together and he’s signed it.

"I'm delighted to get him in."

Rodden is Rice's second signing of the transfer window after securing the return of Ross MacIver in May.