Ex-Stirling Albion star David Weatherston admits a move to local rivals Alloa Athletic was too hard to turn down.

But the attacking midfielder, who helped Greig McDonald’s men clinch promotion to League One via the playoffs last season, is glad he left Forthbank on a high with a brilliant win over East Fife.

Former Bino Weatherston said: “It was nice to get it all done so quickly after the season finished but I was pleased to leave Stirling on a high with them winning promotion. I am really happy with the move and I’m looking forward to working with my new manager who did so well to keep Alloa in the league last season.

“I’ve played most of my career in that division and wanted to get back to it, so it’s a great opportunity for me and a move that was just too good to turn down. It’s going to be a difficult season but if we start well I am sure we will do OK. In terms of club size it will be the best Championship ever.” Now the 27-year-old, snapped up on a free transfer by Wasps manager Barry Smith, is relishing the challenge of returning to the Championship which will be spearheaded by big guns Rangers, Jambos and Hibs.

Weatherston will fulfill TWO of his lifetime ambitions by playing at Tynecastle and Easter Road next season and hopes he can carry over his good form from the end of last season into the biggest year of his career so far.

He said: “I finished the season really well personally and will try to take that forward with Alloa. The Championship is obviously going to be a bit different from the usual with Rangers, Hearts and Hibs in there. I have never played at Tynecastle or Easter Road so that I am definitely looking forward to.

“I actually live just next door to Tynecastle and cannot wait for the chance to play there. It’s always nice to tick off the stadiums where I have never played because there are not too many of them.”