SCOTT TAGGART insists that Alloa can take confidence into the final four games of the season despite a second successive home defeat on Saturday.

The defender scored his side’s only goal of the game as the visitors won 2-1, but he feels that the Wasps still created enough opportunities to score.

He said: “Obviously, the result is the main thing, but I thought we created plenty of chances today to score more than just one goal.

“But it wasn't meant to be, and I think we could have played for another 10 minutes at the end, and it just wouldn’t have gone in for us.

“We just gave ourselves a bit of a mountain to climb going two-nil down after starting the game well.

Taggarts’s powerful strike from distance gave on-form Queens’s keeper Kevin Dabrowski no chance, but he was quick to praise the shot-stopper, who pulled off a fine double save in second-half stoppage time.

He said: “The keeper made a couple of good saves towards the end from Ross [MacIver]. I think there were two and there was also one off the line.

“Sometimes you get days like that.

“We’ve played much worse than we did today and taken all three points before, so we are a wee bit frustrated on that side of things.

“But I think if you look at the game as a whole, they’ve had a good few chances as well, Jay [Hogarth] has made a good save in the second half and they had a couple in the first half.”

Alloa head to Fife to play Kelty Hearts next. The last time The Wasps travelled to New Central Park the game finished 1-1. Looking ahead to next weekend’s clash the experienced defender said:

“It’s still in our hands, it was a tough game the last game we played there, it's quite a narrow pitch, but we’ll go there with confidence given how we played in large parts of that game, hopefully without the errors that just killed us today.

“We’ll go to Kelty next week and try to bounce back and get the three points.”