ALLOA ATHLETIC goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald admits that his loan spell at the Indodrill Stadium could be cut short by Kilmarnock’s new manager Alex Dyer – but insisted that he is perfectly happy in Clackmannanshire if the Scotland assistant decides to stick with on-loan Juventus goalkeeper Laurentiu Bransecu.

Dyer was appointed as Killie’s full-time manager last month after Angelo Alessio was dismissed six months after being given the job and question marks are hovering over many of the first-team squad.

And while MacDonald would relish the opportunity to get game time in the top-flight again, the goalkeeper is in no rush to leave Alloa.

“I haven’t heard anything from Kilmarnock yet,” MacDonald revealed. “They’re back in this week – I train with them a couple of days a week anyway.

“I spoke to Alex briefly before they broke up but it was a case of waiting to see what happens. At that point, he didn’t know what was happening with him, if a new manager was coming in or if he would get it. We’ll take it from there this week and hopefully I’ll have a clearer idea of what’s on the cards.

“I just want to play regular first-team football. That was my aim coming here, to come and play games and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. The club have been fantastic to me and everybody about the club has been great. I’m thoroughly enjoying my football just now.

“You want to play, that’s the be all and end all. I live in Edinburgh so it’s a fair bit of travelling to Killie to go and sit on the bench. I’ve got a lot of respect for Alex Dyer and once I have had discussions with him, if he wants me back then so be it. If not, I’m more than happy to stay here.”

MacDonald put in a man-of-the-match display against Partick Thistle on Saturday, pulling off a string of impressive stops to keep his side in the game – including a penalty save from Stuart Bannigan.

The visitors were awarded two penalties in as many minutes in an extraordinary passage of play at Recreation Park on Saturday – and were appealing for a third minutes later – but MacDonald was sceptical that any of the claims should have been upheld.

“Personally, I didn’t think any of them were penalties” he said. “I don’t see what else Robbie Deas do [to move his arm out of the way]. He’s not motioned towards it or anything. I understand why the ref has given it because they have changed the handball rule but there isn’t much Robbie could have done.

“For the second one, I think Cardle has gone down looking for it and the referee has went with it which is disappointing, especially because it was only a minute after saving the first one. If they don’t get that I think we would ride the game out.

“We defended well overall. I’ve had a few good saves but the boys have stuck their bodies on the line and it was a good defensive performance.”

Meanwhile, Thistle midfielder Bannigan admitted that he was relieved to finish on the scoresheet in the 1-1 draw after missing his first penalty-kick.

“I wasn’t really hesitant,” Bannigan said. “No, you just want to make it right. If I'd missed that one I would have been devastated. I showed a wee bit of bottle to go and take the second one so I was happy with that.

“I could barely feel my body, to be honest! You kind of decide on the run up. Jamie MacDonald is a really good keeper and he has a good record at saving penalties so I knew I had to hit it well.”