SCOTT TAGGART echoed the words of his manager and said it was simply job done on Friday night.

Taggart’s late penalty sealed Alloa’s progression to the fourth round of the Scottish Cup and set up a tie with Falkirk.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, Taggart said: “It was never going to be easy. Scottish Cup, it’s all about getting into the next round and we managed to do that. For the second goal, in my personal opinion it was a penalty, they might say something different but obviously I’m happy to score and be through to the next round. That was the main objective before the start of the game.”

Brian Rice described the match as a banana skin and Taggart said it was all about progression.

He continued: “We weren’t under any illusions that it wasn’t going to be a tough game.

"You always know a team’s going to have a wee bit of a spell in the game and the gaffer drilled it into us that it was going to be a bit of a banana skin but we got through.

"We’ve played a lot better in previous weeks and got good results but it was all about getting the victory and getting through.”

Reflecting on the previous weekend’s defeat, Taggart said: “That’s a learning curve for everyone. I don’t like saying it but it will happen up and down the country but it’s something you need to learn from.

“Everyone was upset with the result because we were in such a good position to then throw it away but anybody we’ve had a wee bit of a setback this season under the manager we’ve always bounced back and that’s exactly what we needed to do and we done it.”

Taggart stepped up take the spot kick and finished emphatically. “Three goalies wouldn’t have saved it,” said Andy Graham after the match.

Taggart said: “If Scougs [Stefan Scougall] was still on the park I’d be telling him to go up and take it, it’s just because he was off the park. I was confident enough to step up and take it and luckily it’s went in for me.”

The defender performed a couple of Cruyff turns and joked: “The manager will not like that, sometimes that’s what happens when you play alongside Andy Graham. He’s done a few of them in his time.

“Listen, I’m happy to play anywhere. I’ve played numerous times with Andy in there. We’ve partnered for a good number of years so we know what to do. I’m happy to play well and get into the next round, that was the main thing.”

Next up for the Wasps is a trip to Montrose. Taggart continued: “We’ll go up to Montrose and it’s never an easy game up there.

“I know we’ve had a couple of good results up there in the past but they’re a good side and we need to go up and get three points in the league then it’s the [SPFL Trust] cup after.

“We’ll try to get the three points but we know it’ll be a hard task.”