Kevin O'Hara is determined to prove he is not a "one-season wonder" after his impressive maiden Clacks campaign saw him named as the Alloa Advertiser's Player of the Year

The 21-year-old delighted the Wee County following his switch from full-time football, finishing as the Wasps joint-top goalscorer and winning the Championship Player of the Month award for January. 

His form earned plaudits from across the Scottish game when he hit three braces in as many matches during that month while Alloa fought off the attention of a number of suitors to secure his signature until the end of the season. 

And while O'Hara admits the way the campaign came to an abrupt halt has been disappointing, if completely understandable, he says he will still look back on it with fondness. 

"It's an old cliche, but all the kind of personal stuff and awards don't happen without your team-mates, the manager, and the coaching staff," O'Hara told Advertiser Sport.

"They have all been absolutely brilliant with me and I hope I have repaid the faith the gaffer placed in me when he brought me in." 

When asked if he could have imagined the season going as well as it did when he made the switch to Clacks, he said: "To be honest, probably not.

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"I had come in after a few difficult seasons at Falkirk and only wanted to get minutes under my belt. But, scoring the amount of goals I did? Nah, I couldn't have imagined that.

"I looked to get double figures and if the season had carried on, I think I might have been able to get 20 goals this season." 

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O'Hara added: "The biggest thing that changed in my game was my confidence came back. I started to believe in myself a bit more and I probably matured as the season went on.

"I want to prove to people I wasn't just a one-season wonder and do well again."  

Like the rest of the Alloa squad, O'Hara's deal comes to an end in the near future and boss Peter Grant has already made it clear he is determined to offer his players new terms as soon as possible. 

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The former Scotland youth internationalist is likely to be on the radar of a number of clubs and admits he is just as likely to go as he is to stay. 

He said: "I've not really spoken with the manager or anything yet and is difficult with the lockdown stuff. I know I made it clear at the start of the season my aim is to go back full-time.

"But, I am in no rush to make that decision and will see what comes in.

"I have really enjoyed my time at Alloa and I wouldn't rule out staying or moving on.

"I won't be making a decision until a decision is there to be made."