BRIAN RICE was delighted to see his team record their first away league victory on Saturday and is looking to keep the momentum going this weekend against Falkirk.

Alloa followed up the 5-0 thrashing of Peterhead by winning 4-2 away to Clyde. Bradley Rodden and Conor Sammon scored while new boy Kieren Offord scored two on his debut.

Rice told Advertiser Sport: “It’s a fantastic three points away from home, it’s our first away win of the season. It’s not the best we’ve played but we scored four goals away from home so [I’m] absolutely delighted with them.

“It’s good to score four goals, I’m delighted. I think that’s us joint top scorers in the division now. Everyone kept saying, ‘You need strikers and you need this’ but we’ve got a clutch of strikers now, they’re all different types.

“Young [Kieran] Offord comes in and scores, Conor’s scoring as well, Bradley too – so, the strikers are scoring goals.

“Hopefully it’s the competition for places that is giving them that wee extra edge so I’m absolutely delighted with the team.”

The Wasps have won two in a row for the first time but Rice says this is only the beginning.

“It's a great start and that’s what it is, a start,” he said. “We need to try and build on that and keep the momentum going.

“We’ll not score four or five goals every week, we know that but it gives the team confidence when your goal scorers are scoring goals so like I say it’s good. I like the games to be entertaining, I like games with goals.

“As a spectator I loved seeing goals in games and we’ve had that nearly all season except the Dunfermline game. It’s entertaining, it’s good value for money and there’s goals going in at both ends. Football’s all about teams winning games.

“We all like to win and I like to win by scoring a few goals. I’m just delighted for the boys because they work really hard in training and they’re putting into practice a lot of the things that they work on.

“We need to tighten up at the back, we know that. but, the main thing is we score more than the opposition. If they score two we need to score three and that’s just the way I look at football. Sometimes you can’t help what the opposition do, they might score a wonder goal. You’ve just got to try and score more than they do. That’s what my philiosphy is: score more than the opposition.”

Alloa have brought in Offord, Luke Donnelly and David Devine while Luke Rankin also signed a professional contract. With Stefan Scougall making his return after injury on Saturday and Craig Howie’s rehabilitation going well, Rice is getting close to a full strength squad.

He said: “Scougs has been missing for a couple of weeks and got back last Thursday night which is why he was on the bench on Saturday. Craig’s had his operation, he’s in rehab but he’s done a little bit of training. He’s a few weeks away but, touch wood, the injuries are clearing up and we’ve got a nice strong squad now.”

Focus now turns to Saturday’s trip to Falkirk and three points would lift the Wasps above the opposition and potentially into the play-off positions.

Rice said: “We finished above Falkirk in the league last year which was a great achievement for us.

“It’s three points, it doesn’t matter who we’re playing against, we’ll try to win the game.

“That’s the most important object every Saturday. It’s not to try and not get beat, it’s to try and win.

“We’ll go there on Saturday and we’ll have a go as we always do and hopefully it goes our way.”