TAYLOR STEVEN admitted his confidence is “through the roof” as he produced a man of the match performance against Cove Rangers.

The on-loan St Johnstone youngster won the penalty for the opening goal before going on to score two of his own, including a stunning long-range effort.

This brings his goal tally to four goals in his past five games, adding to his matchwinners against Annan and Stirling the past couple weeks.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport, Steven said his recent scoring form has helped him become more confident and looks to help to provide more going forward.

“It’s been brilliant,” he said. “I’m happy, my confidence is through the roof and hopefully I can keep scoring more goals and providing for the team.”

“I didn’t even look up, I knew I had time on the edge of the box so I just hit it. Thankfully, it went in.

“We just need to keep on winning. As long as we don’t lose, even a point is good, that’s the main thing. We need to go to Hamilton and try our best again.”

Steven’s recent goals take him to an overall tally of five, with his first coming against Kelty Hearts in October.

Alloa went on to win 4-1 against Cove, with Scott Taggart and Bobby Wales providing the other two goals.

Steven’s overall performances have been a real highlight of Alloa’s form recently, with Wasps manager Andy Graham laying praise on the youngster.

“That all boils down to Taylor’s work rate,” Graham said. “He’s really stepped up in that side of it in the last couple months.

“That’s what will see him play at the highest level he possibly can. I thought he was excellent today and he’s starting to mix his game up.

“He’s starting to go inside and outside, we spoke about that, and he delivered today.”

Alloa visit Hamilton Accies this Saturday at 3pm.