BRADLEY RODDEN was glad to be given a start on Saturday and didn't do himself any harm with his contribution.

Rodden was involved in two goals, scoring and assisting and he never stopped running.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, he said: "It was a good team performance. Good to get a goal and an assist, I'm glad the gaffer gave me a chance today to bring me in.

"He said to me there's games he'll need me to go on and score in and, like I said when I came in, I want to get assists as well as goals so I'm glad I got both today."

Despite not starting every match, Rodden knows he just needs to work hard and his chances will come.

Asked what the manager's been saying to him, he said: "Just stay positive, I'll get my chance. He's been real with me since I came in so there's nothing I can doubt him for.

"He did say he'll give me a chance and it's up to me so I'm just plodding on, focus on training and try and get better each time to try and stay in the team but it's a squad game so if it means me coming off the bench to score then so be it.

"I'm just glad we got the victory today so onto the next one."

Pressed on whether he prefers scoring or assisting, he said: "Both. It's hard for me because I've done both. It's a good feeling when you score, obviously, and you hear the crowd for you but I love assisting because it's another goal."

Rodden's energy causes teams problems and with fellow attackers Conor Sammon and Ross MacIver so dominant in the air, there's plenty for Rodden to feed off.

On playing alongside them, he said: "It's good. You learn quite a lot off the big man, obviously with the experience he's got. Rossco's a great player to play with, too. They win most of their headers which is brilliant for me."

Next up for Alloa is a trip to face Clyde and Rodden says it's important to focus on what's ahead.

He said: "You always need to put it in the past, that's what we do at training. We drill it so we can change it.

"Stuff we work on at training we take into games and today it really worked. The set-pieces, we done really well with them and all the possession as well. We controlled a lot of that game, now we need to put everything into the past and move on.

"We just take it game by game. Another tough one next weekend away to Clyde so we just go back into training, work hard and then continue to win hopefully."