GEORGE STANGER made a welcome return to the Alloa squad on Friday night and said more clean sheets is the aim for the team.

Alloa took the lead through Kieran Offord before Euan Cameron and Jordan Allan fired Clyde back in front.

A Scott Taggart penalty ensured the sides shared a point.

Stanger, speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, said: “I think it was good in spells, to be honest. We know we can play better overall, but I think parts of what we did were good and to be 2-1 down, the gaffer told us to go and win the second half and come away with at least a point.

“Coming into the game we really wanted the three points, as we do in every game, so we’re disappointed in that sense but as always there’s positives to take and things we need to go away and work on so a bit of a mixed feeling towards a point but we’ll take it.”

Following Alloa’s equaliser, it was the visitors who seemed most keen to get a third and Stanger says it’s up to the players to break teams down in those situations.

He continued: “Teams that are maybe a little bit lower in the league than you are always going to do that sort of thing but it’s up to us to work on things in training and during a game to try and break them down.

“I thought we showed good spells and were pretty dominant in the second half and, obviously, based on that we would have liked to get another goal and get three points but it wasn’t to be.”

Personally, Stanger was clearly happy to be back and complete the 90 minutes.

However, Alloa have kept just four clean sheets in the league this season and the defender is keen to increase that number.

He said: “It's always nice to be back first and foremost after a few weeks out. I’ve been lucky in my career so far, I’ve not had many injuries so it was a tough few weeks and you’re always itching to get out there.

“I thought I did alright, I’ve definitely played better but I think in your first game back there’s always wee bits of rust but I’m just happy the gaffer picked me and I just want to do everything to help the team.

“It would have been nice to get a clean sheet or three points but it didn’t work out that way. For me personally there’s things to take away and work on to be better for the next game.”

He continued: “We’ve got loads of good defenders in the squad and I think if you spoke to any one of them they’d be disappointed in the number of clean sheets we’ve had this season.

“As a defender that’s the most important thing and the gaffer says it’s a team effort but maybe as a defender you want it that wee bit more. We all want it but I think as a defender it’s that personal pride in your position.

“We know we’ve got loads of goals in the team and I’m sure it's exciting for the fans but we’re definitely going to work hard to keep more clean sheets because if you do you’re getting at least a point every game.

"We know we’re going to score most games because we’ve got that quality.”