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    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 2:50:28 AM

    Jack Ross Managers Message in this evenings edition of "The Wasp"

    Good evening and welcome to the Indodrill Stadium for our League Cup last sixteen Betfred Cup fixture against Inverness Caledonian Thistle. In particular I would like to extend a warm welcome to Richie Foran, Brian Rice, their staff and players and furthermore those supporters who have travelled to Alloa for tonight's match.

    Our opponents this evening are an established Premiership club who have achieved recent National cup success, and while under new management in the shape of Richie Foran have enjoyed a mainly positive start to the new season, and will provide a very difficult test for my squad of players. The calibre and experiences of most within our squad mean that these type of fixtures carry no novelty value or intimidation but rather an opportunity to show that they are capable of competing against top flight players and can progress through another round of the competition.

    I'm writing this in the aftermath of our opening league fixture against Peterhead where the players continued to deliver the level of performance and energy levels they have shown consistently throughout pre season and the League Cup group fixtures. They deserve all the plaudits for this as they are the ones who take the field and who are being brave enough to be positive both in and out of possession and this praise extends to the whole group as to date every substitute has made an impact upon each match and even those not taking the field are ensuring that we train at a high tempo and standard.

    The challenge as always remains to produce these performance levels, week in week out and as quickly as tonight we are faced with trying to do that again. The players will be driven to do so and will be aware that it is decades since the club featured in the last eight of this cup competition. The club has written some memorable new chapters in its history in recent times and this evening this squad can add another.

    Your support and appreciation of the players has been fantastic and will be needed this evening.

    Enjoy the game.

    Best Wishes Jack



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