No eyebrows raised, just burst, in Perry’s pristine performance

ROSS Perry was just two years old when Davie Weir signed on at Falkirk in 1992.

Now, days after the Denny defender’s 21st birthday he’s re-traced his mentor’s footprints and is turning out for the Bairns.

Perry is on loan from Rangers for 28 days - and will see out as many games as possible for his hometown team.

“I’m here for a month initially - but there are seven games within that time so I have a lot to look forward to and maybe the deal can be extended to the end of the season.

“I didn’t speak at great length to Davie before I came, but he did tell me this is a great club and I just need to come here, play football and have a great time.

“Davie Weir is someone that every defender looks up to - not just me.

“He signed on here when I was just two years old so if I can have a career anywhere close to his, then I’d be absolutely delighted.”

Good central defenders shouldn’t draw much attention to themselves and Perry’s debut performance followed that perfectly - until the 62nd minute against Morton.

A clash of heads with Derek Lyle led to seven stitches on his left eyebrow and a memorable debut.

“My head knock is just a wee cut but I think it adds definition as a centre-half!”

Steven Pressley too was pleased with the defender’s two games.

“He’s settled in well and I was pleased with his assured performance.

“I’m pleased too about his knock - that’s the mark of a good brave centre-half.”

Perry’s competitive debut in Scotland resulted in a clean-sheet that set the Bairns up for the derby draw at Dunfermline.

The defender told Heraldsport:

“At Murray Park it’s very difficult to get into the first team, and there’s a lot of friendlies but they don’t compare to competitive matches in front of fans with three points at stake.

“I knew a few guys from the under-21s and feel settled.”