JIM McAlister says his first goal in three years was worth the wait — even though it didn’t secure Ton a victory against Dunfermline.

The last time the midfielder got on the scoresheet was for Blackpool in a cup victory over Bolton at Bloomfield Road and the Ton captain savoured his long-awaited goal on Saturday.

McAlister praised his teammates’ resilience to rescue a point after conceding late on to Andy Ryan’s strike.

He told the Tele: “That was my first goal in over three years, so it’s been a while.

“I think that one was from a similar distance funnily enough, so it’s just as well it fell to me in that area again.

“It was around September time for Blackpool in the League Cup against Bolton, so I was nice to be able to contribute in that way, but I wish it could’ve been the goal to get all three points instead of just one.

“With the way the game panned out I’m glad that the goal had a positive impact on the team.

“We easy could’ve felt sorry for ourselves after the goal as we were comfortable in the game.

“I’m not saying we dominated it, but I can’t really think of many times that Dunfermline caused us many problems.

“We got hit with the sucker punch when we were going to try and get the win, but we thankfully threw enough bodies forward to get something out of the game.”