CAMERON O'DONNELL has extended his stay with Alloa, penning a new contract which will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2023-24 season.

The 21-year-old was sensational against Peterhead last month and started in the 4-2 victory over Clyde.

Brian Rice confirmed the news earlier this week and expressed his delight at the securing the youngster for another year.

He told Advertiser Sport: "I'm delighted for Cammy. He's been at the club for a short time now and he's impressed me with what he brings to the team.

"He's a quiet lad, good ability. He just needs to express himself a bit more, come out of his shell a little bit but he's got talent, he's definitely got talent so we want to see him flourish.

"He fully deserves this opportunity, he's worked hard to get this contract so it's up to him."

After O'Donnell's excellent performance against Peterhead last month, Rice said the youngster needed 'a wee arm around his shoulder to give him that wee buck up' and said he lacked a bit of confidence.

Asked if this contract extension will give him that confidence boost, Rice said: "I hope so, I hope he sees he's got somebody here who believes in him and wants him to be a part of it.

"He's started the last two games and we've won the last two games so he's got himself in the team at the minute, he just needs to keep doing what he's doing and keep improving.

"It's all there for him: he's left-footed, he's quick, he's a really good crosser of the ball. All I keep saying is I'll give them the opportunity and it's up to them and it's exactly the same for Cammy."

The Wasps didn't have a game at the weekend and Rice decided to give the team the Saturday off.

However, the new boys – Kieran Offord, Luke Donnelly and David Devine – all got another few training sessions with their new teammates under their belts and Rice is hoping they'll bring healthy competition to his squad.

He said: "They've been great. They've came in and trained with the team and fitted in really well which we knew they would do, you do your character checks. They'll fit in well. They'll enhance the group [and bring] competition for places. It's good to see players coming in, it gives other players a wee kick up the backside to get their finger out if they want to be in the team."