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Loy in 2009.
|Full name||Rory James Loy|
|Date of birth||19 March 1988|
|Place of birth||Dumfries, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2008–2009||→ Dunfermline Athletic (loan)||18||(3)|
|2010||→ St. Mirren (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Loy began his career with Kilmarnock in 2004 at age of fourteen before being snapped up by Rangers for £20K in 2006. In October 2007, Loy signed a one year extension to his Rangers contract to remain at Ibrox until the summer of 2009. In March 2009 having impressed on loan, Loy signed a further two-year extension to his Rangers contract, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2011.
Loan spell at Dunfermline Athletic and St. Mirren
In December 2008, he joined Dunfermline Athletic on loan until 26 January 2009. After the move, Loy revealed he joined Dunfermline Athletic because he couldn't turned down a chance to the club. Loy made his debut, several days after joining the club, coming on as a substitute for Andy Kirk, in a 2–1 win over Queen of the South and on 17 January 2009, Loy scored his first goal for the club, in a 1–1 draw against Airdrie United. This was later extended till the end of the season . Having signed a loan extension til the end of the season, Loy believed his first team at Dunfermline could help him earn a first team place. Later in the season, Loy would scored two more goals in a separate match against Partick Thistle and Morton.
On 29 January 2010, Loy joined Scottish Premier League rival St. Mirren on a six-month loan deal. He then made his debut, coming on as a substitute for Garry Brady, in a 1–0 loss against Hamilton Academical on 2 February 2010. However, Loy wasn't in the starting line-up regularly, due to suffering an virus, along with team-mate Paul Gallacher, John Potter and Lee Mair.
On 28 January 2011, English League One side Carlisle United announced the signing of Loy on a permanent deal from Rangers on a two and a half-year deal. Loy was secured for an undisclosed fee. After the move, Loy stated leaving Rangers was to help revive his career by joining Carlisle United.
In the last six games, Loy made a slow start for the club. But on 1 March 2011, Loy scored his first goal and set up a goal for Ben Marshall, who then, in turn, set up a goal for Loy, in a 3–1 win over Charlton. In the Football League Trophy Final, Loy played the final two minutes left until full-time after coming on as a substitute for Tom Taiwo, as Carlisle United beat Brentford. With lack of the first team players, Manager Greg Abbott promised that he would give Loy and Paddy Madden first team opportunities next season.
In his first full season, Loy scored three goals before ending his season, when he suffered a broken leg on Boxing Day in a fixture against Preston after a nasty challenge from David Gray, which led to a nine-minute delay during the match. Loy injuries would lead the club to suffer a strikers crisis. His injury resulted in him going to surgery; which was successful. His injury also led to Preston wishing Loy a speedy recovery, when the caretaker manager visited him. Two months later, in mid-February, Loy managed to walk without using crutches.
The next season, Loy would spent five months on the sidelines after having another setback injury. On 31 December 2012, Loy made his first appearance since having his injury, coming on as a substitute for Brad Potts, in a 1–0 loss against Crewe. Upon his return, Manager Greg Abbott said Loy has returned more sharp and positive. In the start of February, Loy scored against Tranmere Rovers, Stevenage and Portsmouth in three consecutive games. After scoring in one of the matches, Loy says he is delighted to make his return and that, his absence helped him appreciate playing first-team football. At the end of the season, Loy was among seven players to be released, upon the expiry of their contract. Days after his release, Loy has attracted interest from a number of teams, according to his agent. While Loy, himself, says on Twitter: "Met some people and made some memories at #cufc that will stick with me forever. Two years gone by in a flash. Loved every minute. Some real nice messages from the #cufc fans. Nice touch and always nice to know you were appreciated. Thank you."
In July 2013, Loy started training with Scottish First Division side Falkirk and played as a trialist in a friendly against Forfar, scoring both goals as the Bairns won 2–1. He also played in Falkirk's 2–2 friendly draw with Dunfermline. Loy signed a two year contract with Falkirk on 31 July 2013. 
Loy made his Scotland U21 debut against Northern Ireland in November 2008. He gained four further caps at this level in 2009 against Albania, Austria, Belarus and Azerbaijan. Loy scored a goal in the 4–0 win against Azerbaijan.
Loy claims that he look like actor Tom Selleck. Loy revealed in his spare, he not only play snooker, but going to the cinema and eating out. Loy also revealed that his idol are Brian Laudrup and David Beckham
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