HEATHER DICKSON feels building confidence is key if Alloa Women’s team hope to embark on a winning run of games.

The Wasps have had two wins chalked off this season due to teams being forced to withdraw from the league, resulting in a total of six points deducted from Alloa.

This has seen Alloa drop down in the table as those results were removed from the league standings, with the Wasps midfielder explaining that finding belief in themselves is important to their success.

She said: “It’s a lack of confidence with us. We knock the ball about pretty well and when we’re passing and moving, we find a lot of teams can’t get at us.

“Sometimes, when we go into a game on a Sunday, a lack confidence sees us use long balls as a safety net.

“There’s definitely been some good phases of play and we’ve scored some good goals, but reverting back to long balls can lead us struggling to get a hold of the game.

“We started the season pretty well with some convincing wins. We’ve had six points knocked off us which has had an impact on us.

“Seeing us fall down to the table at no fault of our own has been a bit tough to watch at times.”

Dickson explained that the next couple weeks are important, with the Wasps having a week off from league duty, giving the team a chance to regroup and train.

“We want to work on our shaping and positions,” Dickson added. “We’ve found our defence is quite solid at the moment so we’re looking to work up field a bit more and work on our attacking.

“It’s just about getting us all stuck in and continuing to work hard.”