THREE points against Dunfermline at the Indodrill on Saturday will draw Alloa level on points with the title favourites – but don't expect Brian Rice to get too excited about it.

While a victory will confirm his free-scoring side as a force to be reckoned with, the Wasps boss says it's far too early to read much into their position in the League One table.

After four wins in a row, Alloa showed a different side to their game to battle back and earn a point at Queen of the South, and they'll fancy their chances when the league leaders visit.

However, Rice told Advertiser Sport: "I'm only concentrating on what we do.

"I won't be looking at the table, we're only eight games in, not even a quarter of the way through the season.

"It's nice to be on a good run of form but that's history. The next match is all that counts.

"It doesn't matter if it's Dunfermline at the top or Peterhead at the bottom, it's all about what we do.

"The best teams I played for concentrated on what we were good at and how we could win, not on worrying about the opposition."

By his own admission, Alloa weren't at their best on Saturday and they were a goal down at the break when Gavin Reilly slotted the ball past Jay Hogarth, who looked out of position.

However, in the 87th minute Daniel Church swung in a deep cross and Ross MacIver's bullet header gave them an unlikely point.

Rice conceded: "Queens were the better team, no doubt about it, but we've played better and lost so it was a different type of performance from us.

"I was really pleased that the players kept digging in and took our chance when it came. All-in-all, it was a good draw for us.

"We spoke about it at half-time. We'd gone 1-0 down but the players kept showing spirit and a desire not to lose and you always get a chance or two in a game.

"We rode our luck a bit but we scored a really good goal and a draw was the best we could have got."

He added: "I don't care about mistakes, we all make them, just as long as they don't keep making the same mistakes.

"It's all about learning and moving on. Our young goalie made a mistake on Saturday that cost us a goal but he made three or four brilliant saves after that to keep us in it."

What Alloa are doing well is hitting the net and they're the joint highest scorers in League One.

Rice said: "We've scored 17 goals and I don't think a lot of people imagined that would be the case at the start of the season.

"There's been a fair few goals at our home games and they've been entertaining games.

"I always want my team to try and entertain and the games to have goals. I keep telling them, all you have to do is score one more than the opposition.

"It's getting through and the players enjoy playing here. They're training very well, I always know what they're going to give me and I know if we get beat it's not through a lack of effort."

Rice said he "took my time" during the summer to assess his squad and what he wanted to add, and is happy with the competition for places.

Midfielder Craig Howie is back after injury, he had an operation and was on the bench on Saturday, and defender Paul McLaren, who missed the trip to Dumfries after suffering concussion against Airdrie, is also back in the squad.