BRADLEY RODDEN has stated he will give his all for Alloa as he hopes his goals and assists can fire the team to silverware.

Rodden was on trial for Alloa throughout June and signed a one-year contract with the club on Saturday, July 2 after scoring and assisting Conor Sammon in the 2-0 victory over Forfar Athletic.

The 25-year-old, speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, said: “I feel really good about it, it’s a big step for me but I’m happy to finally get it done.

“This is my first time at this level, I’ve played reserves before but never professionally.

“I’ve really enjoyed it [so far], I’ve been really welcomed and everyone’s been brilliant. I just can’t wait to get started.”

Rodden left Rossvale at the end of last season as their top scorer and impressed Brian Rice in an exit trial.

He said: “I play the same way every time. I always think to myself you need to do the basics to start with but also show what you’re made of. Even if it’s not going your way you need to keep trying. Determination is key for me and your attitude – one of my biggest things is my attitude always needs to be on point. That’s what I take into every game.

“I just go in and give it my all. I don’t have any regrets in football, I just go and leave everything on the pitch and the training field.”

Rodden has only spoken to the manager a handful of times but even just a few weeks in pre-season have left a big impression on the attacker.

He continued: “We’ve spoke a few times but basically it’s about getting pre-season sorted. Right now it’s all about game time and getting our wins for the start of the season.

“Everybody’s brilliant, right down to the staff members, it’s a great club to be at."

On learning from Rice, Rodden added: "It's brilliant. A guy with that experience as well, you’re learning every day. I’ve learned a lot since I’ve been in already. He’s taught me a lot about my game management as well which I appreciate.

“He’s brilliant at man management. He’s a really, really nice guy. You can tell he’s genuine. He’s old school and I like that about managers. I prefer his way of things than other managers I’ve been with.”

With Alloa’s season beginning tonight, Rodden has explained to the fans what they can expect from him and his hopes for the season.

He said: “Constant pressure. That’s what I like to say, that’s my game.

“My energy levels are really good, I’m quite fit so it’s a case of even if I’m not scoring or assisting I’m always doing something to help the team like chasing down the defender or dead balls.

“I like to do that but I have got goals and assists in me.

“I hope to play as many minutes as I can. I feel as if I’ve done well so far so I’m looking to take that into the season.

“Get as many goals and assists as I can and win the league with Alloa, that’s my aim.”