ANDY GRAHAM has made strengthening the forward areas of the pitch his priority after adding to his back line.

Alloa’s pre-season started on June 15, with the boss hard at work identifying transfer targets to round out his team ahead of pre-season.

Now, Graham has set his sights on bringing in more attacking options for Alloa as he looks to add to his squad before the season begins.

“We’re looking at the forward areas of the pitch,” Graham said. “We need competition, a wee bit more quality in numbers.

“We’ve lost Bobby [Wales], Taylor [ Steven] and Ethan [Sutherland] but I can only focus on what I’ve got here.

“We’ve got a couple boys in to have a look at and big Joe Cunningham from the under 18s to have a look at him and see how he settles in.

“There are plenty options out there, there’s no point in panicking at the moment, we’re one day into pre-season, we’ve got loads of time.”

As things stand, Alloa currently have four attacking options going into pre-season.

From last year, the Wasps have snapped up Conor Sammon, Luke Donnelly and Steven Buchanan on new contracts, while also handing one to Luke Rankin following an impressive loan deal at East Stirling.

Last season, Alloa had the talents of Bobby Wales, Ethan Sutherland and Taylor Steven to call upon as well, with the manager once again likely to utilise the loan market.

He continued: “One thing I will say is that I would like to think that the way boys from other clubs came in last season and developed, I’d like to think that stands us in good stead going forward.

“We know the loan market takes a while to open up, that’s not something that happens right away so we need to be patient.

“Likewise, I’m really happy with what I’ve got. If I had to go in tomorrow with the likes of Conor Sammon, Luke Donnelly and Luke Rankin, I’m happy with that.

“As I’ve said before, I’m really happy with what I’ve got in the building, it’s now just a case of working with them over pre-season and trying to improve as a squad.”

As reported by Advertiser Sport, Andy Graham brought Calum Waters back to Alloa after a seven year absence, with the former Morton man brought in to provide support at left back.

Alongside Neil Parry who has re-joined the Wasps on a player/coach deal, Waters becomes Andy Graham’s second addition this summer.

Waters played one season with Alloa in 2016-17, proving himself to be somebody Graham knows well and can rely on.

“He’s a fantastic addition,” Graham added. “It was an area we were looking to strengthen from last season.

“Calum’s a great addition, I know what he brings in his attacking quality and his defending quality but as an all-round person to have in the dressing room, he’s also a brilliant addition.

“I know what he’s like as a person, he’ll drive standards and he’ll try to improve players around him so I’m really pleased with that one.

“I know he had others offers so for him to decide to come here is really good for us."