ANDY GRAHAM has been hailed as a role model for Alloa after playing his 600th game at professional level.

The veteran has been a steadying influence at the back for the Wasps in recent years, while also helping to nurture the next generation of talent coming through.

He came off the bench against Peterhead on Saturday and marked the huge milestone.

After the victory, his manager Brian Rice was full of admiration for the stopper.

The gaffer said: "He's fantastic. At the end of last season, Andy's at the age where people will be saying his time's coming to an end but Andy's a fit, fit guy. He loves his football, loves the training and he loves the club.

"He's a leader in the dressing room for me. He does a lot of stuff in the dressing room that I don't need to go near and I trust him, and I think he trusts me.

"He's brilliant to have around the club and to call upon whenever I need him. He's played a lot of games because of injuries and he's played a lot of games because he's still good enough to play.

"I can't speak highly enough of him and I think every manager that's worked with him will probably say the same.

"Andy's been a great servant and 600 games is a fantastic achievement. You'll not get many players playing 600 games these days. The most important thing is he still enjoys it, his enthusiasm rubs off on the younger lads. He's a real role model for the club."