ALAN TROUTEN has branded Alloa's league campaign "embarrassing" after the club were relegated with two games to go.

Saturday's defeat against Raith Rovers condemned Alloa to League One and Trouten says there can be no excuses for the team's fate.

He said: "It's a sickener but it's not [Saturday] that's got us relegated, we've won four games out of 25, it's not been good enough all season.

"We played pretty well [on Saturday] but as I say our performances over the season have cost us, it's not been good enough."

Asked if mitigating factors such as Alloa being part-time, the effect of the pandemic and the shortened season can be used as excuses, Trouten strongly disagrees.

"Last season was the same," he said. "Cut short, it was 27 games and we managed to get enough points. Arbroath are part-time. We've not been good enough, we've got no excuses, we won't hide from that.

"Four victories out of 25 games is embarrassing.

"There's no beating around the bush: we've won four games out of 25 – it's not going to keep you in any league."

Trouten also revealed there has been no talks between the club and himself about his future.

He said: "That's not important, the most important thing is the club get back. There's been no talks about next season, I've loved my three years here and, hopefully, it can continue, but that's for another day."

With two games left to play, Trouten says the club will be playing for pride and to build confidence for next season.

He continued: "We want to win them, personal pride, that's the main thing when you play football, you want to win every game, that'll be no different.

"We keep saying four games [won] so if we can make that five or six then that's what we want to do. Whenever we play football we play to win.

"We've only won four, but we'll be going to Cappielow next week absolutely desperate to get a wee bit of pride back amongst the club and ourselves."

He continued: "The club is very well run; I'm sure everybody will be desperate to get the club back to the Championship.

"Going into every game every Saturday we're always confident, but you look at the stats, four games out of 25 is not good enough.

"It's something we need to eradicate and hopefully starting from next week we get a couple of victories which then gives you then confidence going into next season because it's not going to be an easy season.

"League One, I've been there many a time and there's going to be good teams there. It's not a case of you're down and straight up so everybody needs to know how difficult it is going to be but we'll give it our best and hopefully get the club back."