BRIAN RICE says he's hoping to bring in another striker in the coming weeks as his side failed to capitalise on their chances in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Airdrieonians.

Alloa had chances to score, including Conor Sammon hitting the bar, Kevin Cawley firing over from close range and Ross MacIver failing to finish off a one-on-one with Murray Johnson.

MacIver did put the ball in the back of the net near the hour mark but the goal was disallowed for a foul by Mark Durnan.

Rice told Advertiser Sport: "We created chances again. Last two weeks we've created a lot of chances but haven't been able to finish them off and that's the most important thing.

"[I'm] delighted with the way they're creating the chances. Airdrie took the chances that came their way, it was a very open game.

"The boys are giving me everything they've got and on another day the result could have went the other way. At 0-0 we had Ross MacIver through [on goal] one vs one and the first goal does change games. It might have been a different result, we don't know but we just need to keep creating the chances."

Rice told Alloa's media channel after the match that he's working on bringing in another striker and he explained talks are still ongoing.

He said: "I'm looking to get bodies in, to strengthen, we're working hard at that. Like I've said before it's not easy but I am constantly looking to get a couple of bodies in.

"I've spoken to the player's manager, he's having a think about it. Hopefully it can get done this week, if not this week then next week at the very latest. In the meantime I'll be looking elsewhere just in case it doesn't come to fruition.

"Everybody needs a cutting edge but at our level it's very, very difficult to get it because striker is the hardest position to fill. Everybody needs goal scorers and a lot of clubs that have goal scorers want to keep them."

The defeat on Saturday means Alloa have lost two in a row and three of their first four league games but Rice believes things will change once his side finds its ruthless streak.

He continued: "It's two defeats in a row but we've created so many chances in these games. And we've gave a few chances up, the games have been very, very open so they could have went either way and they didn't go our way. Hopefully on Saturday we keep creating the chances that we've been making and we take them. I just want them to be ruthless and I've no doubt things will turn from there."

Peterhead are the opposition on Saturday and, despite being joint bottom, Rice insists it will be a tough game.

He said: "I've never played in an easy game in my life. There's no easy games. It's only easy at the end of the game if you've won. I've never played in an easy game and it'd be so disrespectful for me to say that about any club.

"This will be a tough, tough game. Every game's tough, you've got to earn the right to win. Hard work, hard work's your best pal, I keep saying that.

"It'll be really difficult to beat Peterhead. Jim [McInally]'s a good pal of mine, played with him at Nottingham, known him for a long, long time.

"He'll be desperate to get a win for them, just as desperate as I'm to get one for us."