Scott Bain takes positives
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 1:09:19 PM
Alloa stopper Scott Bain insists they will bounce back from their League Cup exit to Aberdeen but only once the pain of their penalty shootout defeat has healed.
The Wasps number one made some superb saves as he kept his former employers at bay for 120 minutes of open play and he felt like it was a real team effort that showed just how good Alloa can be.
The young keeper believes there are many positives to take from the game as they attempt to immediately lift themselves ahead of a crunch clash with old rivals Queen of the South at Palmerston this weekend. "We are hurting now and probably will be for a few days but we will also take confidence from what we have achieved in this match. Right now we all feel terrible. The work we all put into in the game to take it to penalties - It just goes to show the work ethic we have at this club - our team spirit is amazing and everyone wants to fight for each other. There are a lot of positives to take from the game that will stand us in good stead for the rest of the season. Aberdeen didn't create an awful lot in terms of chances but that was down to the boys in front of me who had an unbelievable amount of blocks of crosses and shots. There was some vital challenges in there from the boys and I was pleased to do my bit as well to get us to the penalties. Coming back to Pittodrie didn't bother me, I am happy that I was able to put in a good performance but it would have been better if we had got the result as well. We were desperate to get through the tie and we showed that throughout the match but it just wasn’t to be. We will have to lift ourselves ahead of a tough trip against QoS on Saturday but with the dressing room we have that won't be a problem once the initial pain of this result dies down. I can't even put into words how gutted we all are to go out."
Bain admits felt for his team mate Michael Doyle after watching his former team mate Jamie Langfield save his vital spot kick. But he says the squad will not allow him to dwell on it and they can be proud of pushing Aberdeen to the limit in the cup tie. "For a part-time club like Alloa to come to Pittodrie and match an SPFL Premiership team who are being tipped to be 2nd in the league is outstanding and we matched them all the way. We came more into the game in the second half as we grew in confidence and towards the end we were the ones who looked like we might get that vital goal. So to lose on penalties after all that was just devastating for us. After a shaky start we settled into the game and we grew in stature as the game went on and we really showed how well we can play. We pass the ball well and created some good chances but it just wouldn't fall for us. I felt for Doyley, it could have happened to anyone but we will all rally round him because he is a top player for us."
Thanks to Graeme Lafferty, Alloa Advertiser for article