It rather undermined his manager's bid to portray him as a footballing innocent, but the shrewdness of Rory Loy's post-match analysis at Falkirk Stadium on Saturday spoke of the intelligence that appears to lie behind the new Championship leaders' rise to the top of the table.
Falkirk maintained their involvement in the SPFL Championship promotion race as they extended their run of unbeaten league games to seven by overcoming Livingston by a single goal at Almondvale yesterday to stay seven points off the top with a game in hand over leaders Dundee.
STEPHEN KINGSLEY didn't even make the bench when Falkirk beat Rangers 3-2 in the Scottish League Cup just over two years ago, but the young defender is more than familiar with what happened that night.
Alex Smith, the Falkirk coach, does not want to there to be a split in the Scottish game – but hopes the threat by the Irn-Bru First Division clubs to attempt to join next season's top flight will force change.
You hesitate to use the term 'healthy trade' in connection with Greggs the Bakers, but the Aikenhead Road outlet was certainly doing brisk business yesterday lunchtime as the Hibs fans made their way to Hampden.