ALLOA'S Alan Trouten echoed his manager's post-match comments and said the team need to be more ruthless at both ends of the pitch.

Trouten didn't think the scoreline reflected the game and but made no excuses for what was a poor day all round for the Wasps.

He said he believed that some heads went down when Dunfermline scored their second but he doesn't want the age of the squad to be any form of defence.

Trouten told Advertiser Sport: "I don't think [having a young squad] is a good excuse, enough boys have been in the game long enough and even if there are young boys the experienced ones need to pull them through it if that's the case.

"We need to react better to conceding goals and on Saturday we never done that.

"At the moment we're making mistakes and we're getting punished. At both sides of the park I don't think we're defending well enough as a team and we're not creating enough.

"It's stuff we've got to fix, we've got a break [this weekend] so we'll work hard in training and we'll get ourselves sorted for the tough game we'll have against Dundee."

With zero points on the board after two games in what is a shorter season than usual, Trouten says the squad are nowhere near panicking thanks to the belief they have in themselves.

"We're not panicking," he said. "We've got an experienced manager and experienced players.

"Even the last couple of years in the Championship we've started slow so there's definitely enough belief the ability's there in the squad, we've got enough good players to know we can compete at this level so it's just for us to put it right and show everybody why we have enough belief in ourselves."

With Hearts playing Hibs in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup this weekend, Alloa have a free week to prepare for next Friday's televised game against Dundee and Trouten says the squad will stamp out the mistakes that are leading to goals.

Trouten said: "The players we have and the way the gaffer wants to play, we do play a lot of nice football but we just need that cutting edge, create more chances and we need to be ruthless. When we get in those positions, we need to take them.

"At both ends of the park we need to be more ruthless: we need to defend better and we need to create more chances to give ourselves a platform in the game.

"We conceded early on Saturday, we conceded early against Morton so we're not really giving ourselves that chance to get a foothold in the game and start the game well so that's what we will work on and eradicate."