Rory wakes up with a cheer

25-08-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC new signing, Rory Boulding.

25-08-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC new signing, Rory Boulding.

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New Falkirk striker Rory Boulding feels part of the Bairns ‘family’ as soon as he wakes up – because there are often Falkirk fans down the stairs!

The former Livi and Kilmarnock man is staying at the Graeme Hotel in Falkirk, home to the well-known Elliot’s FSC.

“When we’re off to games you get a chant on the way out the hotel, because the fans’ bus leaves from there too” Boulding told The Falkirk Herald.

“It’s been good since I came in. I haven’t played in a year but I’m back after an operation and feeling good and very pleased to be at Falkirk and to take this chance.”

Boulding had bone shaved from his hip in a problem that has curtailed his development since he burst into the Scottish football consciousness with a double against Falkirk for Livingston in a 4-3 win.

“I scored twice and it kicked off a good little run of scoring for me so hopefully I can do the same again and get some goals at The Falkirk Stadium and then carry that on.

“I actually passed up the chance of a hat-trick there because we won a penalty and I had scored twice – I don’t know why I didn’t insist on taking it, but Bobby Barr did and scored.”

Boulding did take a kick in Tuesday’s shoot-out but it was saved.