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STRIKER Ryan Wallace is aiming to continue being a real nuisance in front of goal after ending a mini goal drought.

The frontman had bagged four goals in four games during August and into the start of September.

However, he had then not found the target in the following four games before scoring in the 2-0 win over Alloa.

He said: "Obviously, it is always good to score goals.

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"It does not matter who scores them but, as I have said previously, I'm here to do a job for the team.

"If I am not scoring goals, then I will be trying to set them up for my team mates."

This weekend's visit of Raith Rovers sees Wallace come up against one of his former sides.

The Kirkcaldy men were 3-0 winners in the first meeting of the campaign but the ex-Starks Park man was hoping home advantage would be a factor.

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He said: "I think anyone coming down here, it's going to be a tough day for them.

"The pitch is the way it is - it is in an alright state - and obviously it is a tough place to come.

"I don't know if Raith will really fancy coming down here, to be honest.

"It is a long journey down the road but we just need to go out and put a performance on and hopefully get the points that we deserve."

Wallace's fifth goal of the season - his third in the league - came after a first half of very few chances against the Wasps.

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The strike proved a vital one, with Alloa then committing men forward, which created space and allowed Jamie Hamill to find the vital second goal.

Three points also saw Stranraer finish the first quarter in sixth position - a single point off the playoffs, three points off second placed Ayr, with Raith Rovers eight points clear of the Blues.

Wallace was satisfied with the performance over the first nine games but felt things could be better.

He said: "We are three points off of second, so, you are really only one game away.

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"You have seen what everyone else can do - they are beating everyone else.

We will just keep plodding along and see where we are at the end of the season."

SPFL 3L1 6474

1 Arbroath 16 42
2 Raith Rovers 16 29
3 East Fife 16 23
4 Montrose 16 21
5 Forfar Athletic 16 21
6 Airdrieonians 16 20
7 Stranraer 16 20
8 Dumbarton 16
9 Brechin City 16 16
10 Stenhousemuir 16 15


2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
10 - Luke Donnelly (STR)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
16 - Max Ashmore (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
19 - Ciaran Diver (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)