LUKE DONNELLY is determined to "repay" the Wasps after a stop-start campaign through injury by helping fire them into the promotion play-off places.

The 28-year-old has admitted that he has has had a "frustrating" season due to a problem with his quad, which has restricted him to just 14 appearances.

Former Arbroath forward Donnelly has started Alloa's last four matches, having only done so twice in all competitions prior to the 3-0 home win over Kelty Hearts this month.

He has two goals to his name this term - in a 2-1 loss at Hamilton Academical in September, and a 5-2 win at Edinburgh City earlier this month - and is determined to play his part in ensuring Andy Graham's side contest the Championship play-offs.

Although they have suffered back-to-back losses, at Kelty Hearts last midweek, and against Queen of the South on Saturday, the Wasps remain third in the League One table, and Donnelly said: "We've worked hard to get ourselves in this position.

"I'm coming back from injury, I've played the last few games, so I'm really enjoying it, being back and playing.

"Hopefully I can continue and try and contribute to the team as much as possible.

"I had a quad problem. It was back and forth for the best part of the full season. That's me just back, so I hope to stay fit until the end of the season, contribute as much as I can, and help the team.

"It was frustrating because I came back a few times and it wasn't quite right, but I got myself right. The club, the manager have been patient with me, everything's perfect, so hopefully I can repay that in the coming weeks."