Falkirk not interested in breaking up team who broke Hearts

Hibernian FC v Falkirk FC. ''Rory Loy (Falkirk) during the SPFL Championship match between Hibernian and Falkirk at Easter Road Stadium on Saturday 10 January 2015.'''Picture Alan Rennie.
Hibernian FC v Falkirk FC. ''Rory Loy (Falkirk) during the SPFL Championship match between Hibernian and Falkirk at Easter Road Stadium on Saturday 10 January 2015.'''Picture Alan Rennie.

After his side’s rip-roaring success at Tynecastle on Saturday, Falkirk boss Peter Houston should not be surprised if clubs make enquiries for his players.

However, the Bairns have not yet received any further bids to the one which they KO’d last week from Hamilton for Rory Loy.

Some sources behind the scenes are surprised no offers or signs of interest have been made in the wake of ending the Jambos’ unbeaten run in such stunning fashion on Saturday, but the Bairns have re-iterated “We don’t need to sell”.

Craig Sibbald has received praise from all quarters this season while Will Vaulks and Rory Loy have once again caught the eye like they did last term, but the Bairns don’t want to lose any of their players before the end of the season, club secretary Ronnie Bateman insisted.

“We don’t need to sell, and nor would we want to. Every player of course has a price, but we’re conscious that the move would need to be right for the player and for the club – and from that side we are in no hurry,” he told Heraldsport.

“The manager has said it too - we wouldn’t welcome any bids for the players, nor have there been any since the offer for Rory Loy from Hamilton which was unacceptable.”

It might not quite be a case of the phones being unplugged and the emails turned off but the Bairns are hoping to keep the team intact for an assault on the play-offs and the Scottish Cup.

“As well as showing what we are capable of,” added Mr Bateman, “Saturday also showed that we are capable of beating any opponent so why would we want to sell in that situation?”