BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport
Alloa boss Jack Ross has urged his players to get ‘carried away’ after he tasted victory for the first time as manager.
The Wasps earned just their second win since September, and their first since Ross took over last month, thanks to Iain Flannigan’s late penalty to defeat Raith Rovers 1-0 at Stark’s Park.
The success lifts the part-timers to within four points of second-bottom Livingston and Ross paid tribute to his squad.
He said: “I’m so pleased for the players. Some people think in this role you’re interested in getting results for yourselves.
“The players have worked so hard since I’ve come in and I’m just delighted they have got their rewards.
“They’ve had an awful lot of knocks this season and it’s human nature that you lose confidence and you lose a little bit of belief, so I’m delighted for them.
“I’ve told them to enjoy it. Some people say don’t get carried away but I’ve told them to get carried away and enjoy it, and develop that taste for it, and hopefully there will be more of these to come between now and the end of the season.”
Alloa had to defend resolutely as Raith passed up a hatful of chances to lift themselves five points clear of Queen of the South in fourth place.
And Ross was thrilled with his players’ approach to a hard-fought encounter.
He added: “It comes down to attitude and desire. People can talk as much as they want about tactics and shape, and their ideas on how you play.
“But if you don’t have attitude and desire, it doesn’t really matter – and we had that in abundance.”