CONOR SAMMON insisted Alloa can hold their heads high coming off the back of a terrific season which ended with reaching the Championship playoff semi-final.

The Wasps target man netted in the 5-2 defeat against Hamilton, but said the team should be feeling proud of themselves for getting that far as a part-time team.

“We’re proud of the season we’ve had,” Sammon said. “Not many would have given us a chance to get to the playoffs or be challenging that high up but we put it up to Hamilton over two games.

“Credit to the gaffer, the coaching staff and to the players. We are part-time and the guys are working but we don’t see that as an excuse.

“We roll our sleeves up, we work hard in training to produce that fitness to keep going. I know we’ve had injuries and that happened again on Saturday but these things happen.”

Alloa scored twice early on to go 3-0 on aggregate, and looked to be cruising into the playoff final. However, the game turned on it’s head when Scott Taggart had to be subbed off due to injury and George Stanger was sent off for two late challenges.

Hamilton capitalised on the weakened back line, scoring four times in nine minutes and then once more after the break to book a place in the final.

“It was a crazy game,” Sammon added. “We went a goal up, then to go two goals up in the game, everything was going our way.

“We had a crazy fifteen minutes or so. It’s frustrating for that to happen to us.

“We’ve got a good group of lads in there who have fought hard all season to get where we are and we wanted to go that next step and progress.

“Hamilton were clinical when they got their chances, so credit to them but it’s frustrating for us with the way it finished.”

Sammon found himself clean through on goal for a second time, but was denied the opportunity to score after being pulled to the ground by the Accies keeper Jamie Smith.

Smith was lucky to avoid a red card, instead only receiving a yellow and conceding a penalty, which he saved but could not stop Scougall smashing home the rebound.

Sammon also addressed his future, with the 36-year-old having been at the club since 2021 and insisted he still wants to continue playing.

He said: “I haven’t got anything nailed down yet but I’ve spoken to the gaffer. I still feel I’ve got something to offer so we’ll see what happens.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here at Alloa, great season this year. I’m enjoying it so we’ll see what happens, see what comes.”