ALISTAIR ROY kicked off his Alloa career with a bang on Saturday as his header was enough to earn the Wasps a point on his debut.

The striker signed for Alloa on Friday, coming in on loan from East Kilbride for the rest of the season.

Roy started up top against Edinburgh City on Saturday in a strike partnership with fellow new signing Bobby Wales.

He caught on to a cross from Euan Deveney to send a glancing header past Edinburgh’s keeper to bring the scoring level.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport after the match, Roy said he was delighted to score on his debut but lamented the result.

He said: “It was a good start for me personally but it was frustrating for us because we felt we played well today.

“It wasn’t a great result today but on a personal note, it was great to go on and get a goal.

“We created a few chances but credit to their goalkeeper, he made some incredible saves and on another day, we’re probably looking to walk away with a higher scoreline for us and three points.

“It wasn’t to be but we can’t change that now and all we can do is look ahead to next week and hopefully we can get a win there.”

Roy signed for Alloa on loan from East Kilbride, bringing with him a lengthy career history which has seen him play for Airdrie, Queen of the South and a brief loan spell last season for Greenock Morton.

He will look to pad out Alloa’s attack alongside Wales and hopes to lift the Wasps higher up the table.

He added: “I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to it.

“I’m looking to help the team get higher up the league from where we are at just now.

“Obviously, it’s early on in the season so it might be a bit unrealistic to put pressure like that but we want to do well and win as many games as we can.

“We want to play good football which is why I came here, I want to enjoy playing. I enjoyed playing today, result aside.

“I’m happy to be here and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season ahead.”