PARS boss James McPake insists that the club are "actively trying to add" to their squad but has not commented on players he has been linked with.

Matty Todd's goal gave his side the perfect start to their League One campaign on Saturday, with Alloa Athletic beaten at East End Park, but the Athletic manager has again noted that his squad requires more depth.

Speculation has suggested that McPake could be interested in moves for Dundee United midfielder Chris Mochrie, with a loan deal having been mooted, and former Livingston, Motherwell and Partick Thistle player, Robbie Crawford.

"We're working away. I have read the reports, and I don't like speaking about other teams' players, just out of respect for other clubs," he said post-match.

"We're actively trying to add.

"It is frustrating when you see today again, with no Chris Hamilton (who was suspended), you've only got two subs that you can put on really.

"Look, that's part and parcel. We got the three points, we go to Edinburgh next week, and we'll prepare for that.

"It's one game ticked off. We wanted to change the mentality; it's the first league win I believe we've won for a while.

"That's what we want to do. We want to win games of football and, what comes with that, we wait and see. I thought we were professional today, saw the game out very well, and I'm just delighted for them because they've worked really hard.

"It's important to get off to a good start in the league."

McPake's Wasps counterpart, Brian Rice, suggested afterwards that it was "a travesty" that his team left with nothing, leading the Dunfermline gaffer to comment "I think he must've been watching a different game from myself and everyone else in the stadium".

He was pleased with his team's winning start, particularly as he felt he made their opponents defend for lengthy spells, even if they didn't create as many opportunities as in the previous meeting of the teams seven days previously.

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Matty Todd celebrates his winning goal. Photo: Craig Brown.

"I believe, in the first game of the season, it's really important just to get three points, regardless of performance, whatever," he continued.

"Yeah, you want to win, and we want a great performance for the fans, but also you want three points.

"I said to the players in there we were better last week, in terms of our all-round play. We got nothing really; yeah it would've been a point if it was a league game, but we got nothing really that would've made us happy.

"Today, we maybe weren't as fluent and we come away with the three points, and a good start to the league campaign, so I'm delighted.

"I still thought what we got what we deserved today. We were the better team on the pitch, we had the better chances in the game. I don't want to go into it again, as if we're just always picking up on chances, but we're creating.

"We didn't create as many, but I don't think they did either; Deniz has a good save, if I remember back, a couple of set plays. Set plays are massive in football, we know that, and I think the change of shape second half worked. It made them change their shape; it suited us because, as soon as they changed their shape, it was us that were dictating the game.

"Eventually we get a goal, we go back to the shape that suited us, so it forced them into doing that. Josh Edwards started coming into the game more, Kyle MacDonald started to get joy down that side and were hurting them, which made them change their shape.

"That was a wee indication of where the game was going, then you get your goal, and you revert back to the shape that had been standing us in good stead through all the games, with limiting teams to chances, and I thought again that was the case."

He added: "As much as I was critical of missing chances last week, when I dust it down, and I know we spoke about it through the week, we're asking teams to defend a lot in games, and you can only do that for so long.

"A bit of a freak goal, maybe, but we're still asking them to defend, and that's all I can ask them to do.

"Today, we asked Alloa to defend a lot more than they asked us to defend, and we've been excellent defensively since we've come in.

"There's a lot of work still to do. Look, it's three points, we move on to next week."

When asked if he felt unfortunate not to come away with something for his team's efforts, Alloa boss Rice said: "I don't feel unfortunate; I feel it's a travesty. I thought we were the better team by 100 miles.

"We had the better chances, and it's a fluke goal. It's a cross, the wind's caught it, and I can't ask anymore of my players there today.

"A part-time team coming here again against Dunfermline, a great crowd in, great atmosphere, fantastic pitch, and I thought my boys put everything into the game.

"I keep saying to them, give me everything you've got, and we'll go home happy. They gave me that and more today, and I'm aggrieved that we never took anything out the game. That's taking nothing away from Dunfermline.

"I thought, again, we competed really well. We had a few call-offs; Jon Robertson called off yesterday ill, big Andy (Graham) was suspended, so we were light at centre half, big Dunny's (Mark Durnan) just come back, he's only trained for two nights in six weeks, threw him on there today, but everybody played their part.

"Like I say, I'm really, really disappointed because I think we did enough to win the game, never mind draw."