GEORGE STANGER scored his second goal for Alloa and says there’s a good buzz around the team at the moment.

The defender opened the scoring before Montrose equalised through Blair Lyons. Bradley Rodden came off the bench to score the winner and move the Wasps to third.

Stanger, speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, said: “We knew it was going to be a tough game coming into it, they’re a good team. They were good last season and they’ve had a strong start.

“We knew they were going to be good defensively but we’ve scored a lot of goals recently. It was a good game, a bit of a hectic finish.

“They had a chance right at the end and I think we should have defended that better but at the end of the day sometimes you ride your luck. Three points is the main thing and we’ve got that.

“That’s three on the bounce now and momentum’s huge in football. Every game in this league is tough so it’s good to have momentum and keep working on that and building on things in training it makes things easier.

“There’s a good buzz about the place so we’re delighted.”

Asked if there was any specific messages from the manager after a slow first half, Stanger said the team wasn’t worried.

“We came in at 0-0, it’s a decent place to be,” he said. “We knew we could get more quality on the ball and do a bit better but we kept them to minimal chances in the first half and that’s a good base to build on.

“We’ve got really good ball players in our team and creative players who can go and create chances and we knew sometimes it takes a bit of time to get into the game.

"We knew we could step it up a gear and I felt we did that in the second half.”

Stanger’s goal came from a set-piece which Brian Rice explained they have been working on and it was his second for the Wasps.

He said: “Both the goals are from great delivers by Cammy. He’s put it into a great area and I’ve managed to get away from my man and it was an easy one because of how good the ball in was so I’m happy to score but the main thing is the three points.”

Montrose scored an equaliser which resulted in Alloa pushing bodies forward and Stanger insists they’ll never settle for a draw.

He said: “We always want to win, the gaffer’s huge on that. We want to come into games of football and win and score goals.

“We knew when Brad came on, he’s been brilliant for us and we know he’s got that pace and loves those runs in behind so we knew he’d have opportunities with that and he takes his chance well.

“I’m delighted for him and for everyone that he managed to do that for us.”

Next up for Alloa is the cup tie against Airdrie and while Rice insinuated there may be some fresh legs in the line-up, Stanger says all that matters is the victory.

He said: “Airdrie are a good team, we’ve played them already this season.

"They’re a good team, we know what they’re about and what they’re like but we go into every single game looking to win so it’ll be the same on Friday.

“It would be good to get the win and to get a wee cup run.”