Dumbarton manager Stevie Farrell says he hopes goalkeeper Kieran Wright is able to recover after his unfortunate error saw Alloa Athletic win all three points on Saturday.

The Rangers loanee was caught out by a poorly timed bobble on a heavy pitch at The Rock which allowed Adam King to slot home a late winner.

Paul Paton had cancelled out Kevin Cawley’s opener in the first-half and Farrell believes his troops were worth at least a point on Saturday.

Speaking post-match, he said: “I don’t think we deserved to win the game but I don’t think we deserved to lose it either. There wasn’t much in the game and it was probably playing itself out for the draw.

“I thought in the first-half we were good and deservedly went in at half-time at 1-1 but then in the second-half I didn’t feel we were good enough and didn’t do enough to win the game.

“I’ve told Kieran to keep his head up. He’s been excellent since he has come in and you can’t control these things.

“I thought he did great to not dive in and then force him wide. I thought he’d done enough, but then it’s a fantastic finish.

“These things happen and they aren’t nice, but you’ve just got to get on with it.

“It’s always difficult to take when a young kid who has done really well makes a mistake like that.

“It’s a great learning curve, but I’m just sorry we’ve got to be on the end of that today. He had a great reaction because he came and took a couple of good balls in the air.

“I can’t speak highly enough of him because he’s been excellent and he’ll continue to be excellent.”

Meanwhile, George Stanger made his debut for the Sons on Saturday after arriving on loan from Stirling University last week.

Farrell believes he has got a great deal by bringing in the 21-year-old defender, who represented New Zealand at the Olympics in 2020.

The Sons boss said: “He has played in the Premier League and in the Championship and without going into the financial details it was a snip and one I couldn’t turn down.”