DELIGHTED defender Craig Reid says Ayr United's last gasp victory at Recreation Park underlines their title credentials.

However the former Motherwell man is keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite the Honest Men maintaining their three-point advantage at the top of League One following a 2-1 road triumph against the Wasps.

Reid was impressed with the way the team achieved victory and said: "It was a difficult fixture as Alloa had been going really well and it was a really great team effort. We got off to a good start with the early goal and it was well taken by Michael Moffat. We then missed a few chances but Alloa got a goal back.

"But we really kept battling right to the end and Craig Moore did well to come off the bench and score. These are the kind of games you have to win to have a chance of winning the league title, which has always been our aim. The fans were fantastic again on Saturday and really got behind us."

He feels the squad has strength in depth and added: "We have three really good strikers in Craig, Michael and Lawrence Shankland and there's good competition for places generally in the team. Hopefully Lawrence will stay on until the end of the season - I think the club are talking to him."

However despite the excellent run Reid is now focusing on Saturday when Albion Rovers visit Somerset Park for the first time this season.

He added: "Of course it's a good position for us to be in but all we can think about now is the weekend. Albion have improved a lot since we beat them 5-0 at the start of the season so it won't be easy. Hopefully we can pick up the three points."

Manager Ian McCall was encouraged with the team's efforts and commented: " I said to Jim Goodwin (the Alloa manager) it could have been 3-3 at half-time and we didn't deserve to be winning. In the second half we had three or four decent chances and hit the bar again. Ross Docherty was outstanding for us but gave the ball away for their goal. It was a great three points as Alloa are a good side."

Meanwhile United could face action for an alleged rule breach at their William Hill Scottish Cup tie on Saturday, as revealed on our website.

They defeated junior team Banks O'Dee 6-2 in the third round match at Spain Park.

But now a complaint has been issued against Ian McCall's side.

Sportscene understands the Somerset Park club are alleged to have submitted their team lines after the deadline of 75 minutes before kick-off.

United are set to host Arbroath in the fourth round on January 20.