In-demand Rory Loy happy to focus on Falkirk’s league and cup campaigns

Rory Loy set up David Smith's winning goal against Brechin City on Saturday. Picture: Alan Murray
Rory Loy set up David Smith's winning goal against Brechin City on Saturday. Picture: Alan Murray

Rumours that Rory Loy was heading for the Falkirk Stadium exit were widely circulated ahead of the transfer window closure last week.

But the in-form striker is still very much a Bairn and again proved his worth to the club by brilliantly setting up David Smith for the winning goal in Saturday’s Scottish Cup fifth round win over Brechin City.

“I love it here,” Loy told Heraldsport when asked if he was happy to have remained at Falkirk.

“I’ve had a great season and a half here. I’ve loved every minute, so I’m more than happy here.”

Loy’s moment of inspiration came on the 79th minute and he admitted it was borne from a desire to grab the game by the scruff of the neck.

“I was getting a little bit frustrated because I didn’t get many kicks of the ball, to be honest,” he said.

“I wanted to try and do something when I did get a kick. I think it was Sibbs who has played it forward to me. I’m just delighted that we’re through.”

The 26-year-old will return to the town of his birth when the Bairns face Queen of the South away in the quarter-finals on March 7, but in the meantime he’s satisfied that he and his teammates were able to dispatch a solid and well-drilled Brechin outfit.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” he continued. “The gaffer’s done a lot of work on Brechin this week to give them the respect they deserve because they’ve been on a good run.

“They showed they are a good team. We’re just glad to get through to the next round.

“I think we got together in the second half. Brechin opened a bit and gave us a bit more space. They pressed us very well in the second half.”