ALLOA boss Peter Grant says his side thoroughly deserved their victory against Queen of the South on Saturday.

In a game that had everything from goals and penalties to red cards and controversial decisions, Alloa won 3-2 with goals from Innes Murray, Lee Connelly and substitute Liam Buchanan.

Grant said: "I thought we controlled the game, I think we thoroughly deserved the three points and that's no disrespect to a very difficult opponent. Every time we've played them since I've came in it's been very tough. Every game is very, very tight, I can't say I've had one game against them where before the 90 minutes are up we've been comfortable.

"We've got to make sure we do things well and we've deserved more from other games. On Saturday we thoroughly get what we deserved."

Edin Lynch made a rare start at right-back against the Doonhammers and impressed his manager with a good performance.

"Edin deserves all the fortune he gets," Grant said. "He's a fantastic kid who trains exceptionally well, he's a young kid coming out of youth football [and] he's got to learn his trade.

"There's certain things he's very good at and there's certain things he has to learn. The great thing about him is he's a fantastic boy who wants to learn. He's fitted in exceptionally well and never let us down.

"He wants to improve and if you've got the attitude that he has he'll always have an opportunity and I was really pleased with him at the weekend."

Next up for Alloa is a Friday night televised game against Dundee. The last time the teams faced each other at the Indodrill, also on a Friday night, Alloa were winning 3-1 with 14 minutes to go before conceding two goals and dropping two points.

Grant knows this will be another tough game but knows his side can beat anyone on their day.

He said: "[They've] done exceptionally well with their recruitment. The likes of [Jason] Cummings that they've brought in and young Paul McMullan who they've signed from Dundee United, he was excellent against us last year for Dundee United so the recruitment's been fantastic, they're a very strong side.

"Against anybody in this division, we prepare and we respect them but I'm confident if we do our job well we can beat anyone.

"That's the way we have to be and the way we have to play. We have to cut out the wee errors.

"We have to perform well in every game, there's no getting away from that. We have to give everything every game we play.

"I've said from the start of the season we can beat anybody in the league.

"The bottom line is we know we've got to win games of football, [I'm] not interested in anybody else."