DOUBLE hero Lawrence Shankland has warned Ayr United must start being more consistent after failing to take all three points at home to Alloa Athletic.

The result extended their winless run to four games.

But now the striker is going all out for victory on Saturday as he returns to Hampden Park on Saturday to face former side Queens Park.

The game ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw, with the striker sealing a point four minutes into injury-time after the visitors had converted a disputed penalty.

Former Aberdeen striker Shankland said: "It was so frustrating coming away with only a draw after getting such a good start. We were on top early on but after we scored the first goal we seemed to let them back into it quite easily and we were struggling to keep the pace with them. At times in the second half we played a bit better and played the ball a bit sharper.

"But we showed good character, coming from behind twice. But games like this at home we have got to be winning."

The striker is delighted with his start to the club and said: "It's good to be back on the pitch. I had other goalscoring chances - Neil Parry made a couple of saves and a couple of shots were cleared off the line. I was pleased with the third goal. My first touch bounced 20 yards off my chest and it turned out quite a good one. I was left one-on-one in the box and I just had to take the ball when I was in the box and it it ended up in the net."

He said: "Two of their goals were set plays - the first one was going to land on the beach but it hit off the guy and went in."

The striker feels his side must improve.

"We must work on consistency and must start picking up wins, we really want to win every game we play in. Also we must start taking any chances we get. Ayr should be up challenging but we must look to take it a game at a time," he added.

Looking ahead he said: "I will enjoy playing at my old stomping ground on Saturday and hopefully the big pitch will suit us. But I will be going there looking to beat them."

McCall expects a tough test at Hampden. But he is boosted by the news that Paddy Boyle is set to return from injury and Chris Higgins will be back from suspension,

Craig Moore may also be back from injury but may not be risked with Shankland available.

The manager said: "Hopefully we will now have better luck after Higgins was suspended for his dismissal at Raith Rovers and Jamie Adams booked for a disputed handball on Saturday. No games are every easy against Queens Park we will go there looking for three points."