EUAN DEVENEY insists he is thriving in Alloa’s formation, with the Wasps reaping the benefits of one of his charging runs in last week’s 1-0 win over Cove Rangers.

Deveney started in left wing-back on Saturday and was responsible for some important runs and good balls into the box.

The goal resulted from Deveney charging forward, being fouled in the box with penalty appeals waived off by the referee.

The ball went out for a corner which was whipped in towards Morgyn Neill, who brings it down towards Scott Taggart and allows him to lay it on a platter for Conor Sammon to tap home.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport after the match, Deveney said he is enjoying having the freedom to get up the pitch.

“I really enjoy that position,” he said. “The gaffer outlines what he wants from me personally and from the team every week.

“I’ve played in this formation before at a younger age and I’m used to playing in that formation but I thrive in it and it allows me to get forward more readily.”

Alloa secured a massive three points over Cove with a well-worked performance against the Toonsers.

Sammon’s goal at the half hour mark was enough to see the game out, with the Wasps defending extremely well in the second half to retain it.

“It was great to get the win,” Deveney added. “We worked really hard for it in tough conditions but the boys dug deep.

“You can see that even in the boys that came on, we made five subs and they dug deep and it’s a massive win and it’s time to build on that.”

Deveney also reflected on the tough start to the season for Alloa, which saw the Wasps start off strongly against Queen of the South but struggle against Stirling, Kelty and Falkirk.

The youngster insisted the league is all about fine margins and said he hopes Alloa can use this result as a platform to build momentum going forward.

He said: “The fixtures have been tough but we’ve also made them tough for ourselves.

“Today, we showed that we’re much better than we have been in the past weeks and it’s all about building on that.

“We’ve said before that in this league, there’s not a lot between top and bottom of the league. “There’s a lot of good quality in the league that most people might not see but there’s very fine margins.

“It’s all about momentum and building on it instead of a win here and there. It’s about getting a win, not getting beat and making ourselves a hard team to beat then building on that platform.”

Alloa will now have a week off to regroup before making a visit to Hamilton to take on Accies, who sit joint at the top of the table after five games.