ALLOA star Alan Trouten has laughed off claims he has signed a deal to leave the club. 

The Wasps veteran, who scored the third most goals in the Championship during the last two seasons, says he has loved his time in Clackmannanshire and is hopeful of agreeing a new deal to extend his stay. 

It comes after rumours circulated this week the 34-year-old had agreed a deal to return to former club Queen's Park when Scottish football finally returns from lockdown. 

The Spiders are currently managed by Trouten's ex-Brechin City gaffer Ray McKinnon and have made clear their ambitions to climb up the SPFL ladder since making the switch from their historic amateur status. 

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When asked about the rumours, Trouten told Advertiser Sport: "No, there's no truth in that. Not that I know of and don't know where that has come from.

"The last I spoke to the club, the manager was wanting to offer me a new contract and he was just waiting on the chairman getting back to him with his budget.

"That will obviously be the case for the majority of teams and we don't know when the league or the games will start up again.

"Other people have got in touch with me as well to ask what is happening. I saw a boy put something on Twitter that I had signed for a team, but it has definitely not happened.

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"There have been teams in contact and that's the same as the vast majority of players and it happens every summer.

"You sign a one-year deal and from January onwards teams can speak to you. That happens to boys all over the country.

"I had a wee chuckle to myself when I saw that on Twitter. I don't know where these things start from, unless someone knows more than myself." 

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Boss Peter Grant has already made clear his determination to offer every member of his playing squad a new deal with chairman Mike Mulraney backing the move. 

Trouten added: "The gaffer has made it clear he is going to offer me a new contract and we just need to wait and see what the budget is and then get it done.

"I have loved my time at Alloa and it is just unfortunate it was cut short this year with the pandemic.

"We are just desperate to get back into now."