Peter Grant has gone from being Peter Houston’s unknown to the Bairns’ backbone.
Signed by Gary Holt, Grant was unveiled as one of five new signings in the summer despite new Bairns boss Houston never having set eyes on him and knowing little about him.
But from that blank slate Grant has thrust himself right into the first team picture adding goals, solid performances and most importantly game time to his Falkirk experience.
So much so that the central defender has signed a new contract at Westfield - a deal very much earned on merit.
Grant was solid again on Saturday, dealing with Christian Nade’s physical presence and marshalling a defence vociferously.
“It’s important to be vocal in my position but the entire back-four and Jamie (Macdonald) have been excellent and we have a good understanding.
“We kept them very quiet and Jamie had very little to do.
“We did well – the whole team did – but it is desperately disappointing not to win.
“It definitely feels like two points dropped. There was only one team that deserved to win.
“Off the ball we knew our jobs too and we were well organised but it’s one of those things at the end where you’ve got to look and wonder just how that happened.
“It’s a case now of picking the heads up and focussing on Livingston.”
Grant can do that in the knowledge that he is a long-term fixture in the Bairns team after inking his two-year deal.
“My main objective was to get in the team. Even if Gary Holt was here I knew I was never guaranteed a place but I’m just focussed on doing what I need to do, showing what I’m good at and improving areas of my game I need to.”