Luke Leahy’s rollercoaster month takes another twist as defender is named player of the month

Leahy has no recollection of Falkirk's Scottish Cup quarter-final win at Palmerston. Picture: Michael Gillen
Leahy has no recollection of Falkirk's Scottish Cup quarter-final win at Palmerston. Picture: Michael Gillen

Luke Leahy had another good game against Hearts, continuing the good run of form since he was knocked unconscious at Queen of the South.

The left-back scored a screamer last week with his mum in the stands – and this week, with his dad and grandad visiting from Coventry, he was named player of the month.

I watched the game back at Craig Sibbald’s but I don’t remember any of it

Luke Leahy

“It was a strange week, looking back seven months I’d never have expected it, and hopefully my form continues,” said Leahy.

“My mum and dad keep an eye on the votes and tell me I’ve come second and third, never first.

“ I think they usually vote for me – I hope so – and maybe this month the whole of Coventry voted to get me it! It’s nice to win but the past few weeks have been strange.”

Leahy missed an entire week of training after his head knock and can’t remember anything of the Dumfries incident.

“It was strange. I watched the game back at Craig Sibbald’s and I didn’t remember any of it, then I didn’t train at all until the Friday and thankfully we won both games.

“I stepped in and scored a good goal so maybe the secret is I shouldn’t train!

“But I didn’t know what had happened and watched it back a few times. I didn’t wince – I am laughing about it now I am feeling perfectly fine – but my dad and grandad, they certainly winced when they saw it.”

Fearless Leahy has not let his experience hold him back and was disappointed the Bairns’ unbeaten run has come to an end after defeat to Hearts.

He said: “We’re very disappointed to concede the way we did. We weren’t carved open it was just a cut-back for the first and the second and third caught us when we were high up the park.

“First half we were causing them problems but they’re a good side and top of the league for a reason.”