LIAM DICK was adamant he scored the winning goal on Friday night and said it's a good send-off for the departing Peter Grant.

The defender got a slight touch on Innes Murray's cross and is claiming the goal, despite the stadium announcer awarding it to Murray.

Dick said: "Innes [Murray] said to me that he got it on the announcement but I'm not exactly prolific so I need to claim as many as I can when it's actually my goal.

"It's a great ball in, the boys done well to take the quick corner, caught Dunfermline out I think.

"Innes has put in a great ball and I managed to stick my leg out and get a touch on it. I'll take it when I get them. That's my first, I've left it to the last game so, hopefully, it's a wee send-off for the gaffer."

Despite the relegation, Dick said the team had something to prove in the last game and wanted the win.

"We all know it's been a tough season," he said. "We've underperformed but I think that showed the character of the boys.

"Dunfermline are a really good side – it shows, they're in the play-offs, but I think you saw from every single player [on Friday night] we dug in; we worked so hard.

"People can say we've got nothing to play for but we do: we've got something to prove and it's just a shame we've not got the usual season left and another nine games or so to maybe still try and fight for something.

"We knew that at the start of the season and it's cost us, it's only ourselves we can blame."

Dick admitted his contract is up but says he'll wait and see what happens with the new manager, adding: "Alloa's a great club, it's really well run.

"You get a lot of stuff done for you and I really couldn't speak highly enough of it, great club, great people behind the scenes, we'll just need to wait and see what happens."

He also touched on the group of players at the club, with a strong core and young players trying to make their mark.

The defender continued: "It's a great squad of players, we've still got a massive core of players who have been with the club for [a long] time.

"Having that strong core will give you a great base to challenge for next season.

"Some of the young boys probably feel a little hard done by at times, Lucas [Williamson] has come in and got a good opportunity.

"I think young Cammy [O'Donnell] has been excellent in training. He's had to bide his time; it's been difficult for him, but his attitude's been great, and same with young Liam [Evans].

"They're doing the right things that young boys should do and it's promising that Alloa are bringing through the youth and having faith in these players."