RELIEVED Ayr United boss Mark Kerr and double hero Ross Docherty are hoping to build on Saturday’s important home victory against Alloa Athletic as a springboard for more success.

United defeated Alloa Athletic 2-1 to move back up to third spot and leave themselves well-placed for the promotion play-offs.

Kerr was encouraged with the display and said: “It was a huge win for us and it was pleasing to get a clean sheet as we’ve not had many of them.

“That’s the first time we’ve had a full squad since I came here and the dressing room was a really good.

“It’s tight near the top of the table and Dundee are back in the mix after their win against Dunfermline.

“We have to just try and keep churning out results.

“Now we look forward to the game away to Dundee United on Saturday and Partick beat Inverness. It should be a really good one.

“It will be a test for us.”

Docherty was celebrating his first double in senior football and was in impressive form.

He has come back well from an operation which kept him out for the early part of last season.

The midfielder said: “I don’t score many goals as people will know although I’m normally in the box for set-pieces.

“It was good to get the goals to win the game.

“This is massive for us after the run was we had not won in five games and it gives a lift.

“It was just all about getting the win.

“Ross Doohan made a great save for us at the death, although the big man had been desperate for a clean sheet.”

Docherty is looking forward to the trip to Tannadice to face Dundee United on Saturday and he feels the pressure will be more on the home side, who are red hot favourites to claim the title.

He said: “We had a good result there last season.

“They are going well with the likes of Lawrence Shankland in their line up.

“But we can go there with a bit of freedom and we look forward to it. “We look to go up there and take something from the match.”