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Sideserf and Evans sign new deals

Defenders Grant Evans and Mark Sideserf have become the latest players to commit to Pollok for season 2018-2019. They join Gary and Stuart McCann who agreed to extend their Newlandsfield stay last week.

Mark signed for Pollok in the summer of 2015 from Irvine Meadow and has made 98 appearances, scoring 13 goals. He was called up and represented the Scottish Junior national team in October’s Quadrangular tournament.

Grant, who will join us for his 3rd season at the club has so far made 43 appearances in the black and white of Pollok.

More news soon as next season’s squad begins to take shape.

McCann brothers sign on for next season

The squad for the 2018-19 season has begun to take shape with brothers Gary and Stuart McCann committing themselves to Pollok for next season.

This will be Gary’s third season with the club since signing from Irvine Meadow in the summer of 2016. He has made 66 appearances for Pollok scoring 14 goals and assisting many more in the process. Gary was also called up to the Scotland squad for the Junior Quadrangular Tournament last October.

Stuart signed last summer from Petershill and has impressed in the first team scoring 8 goals in 26 appearances.

On the news of these first re-signings for next year, manager Tony McInally had this to say;

“I’m delighted to tie Gary and Stuart up for another season. Gary has proven himself to be one of the best wide players in the league and is unplayable on his day. Stuart has come in and really made his mark in the second half of the season. He’s a joy to work with at training and we hope he can continue to improve next year.”

“We’ve held talks with others in the squad and should be able to announce some more names soon”

Academy duo make the step up

Nathan McGarvey

Pollok are delighted to announce that Nathan McGarvey and Tony Coutts have joined the first team squad from Pollok Under 19’s.

They join fellow academy players Mohamed Niang and Scott Johnson who have both made first team appearances this season.

Speaking on the news of the signings, Pollok FC President Iain McFarlane had this to say;

“It’s testimony to the great work of the academy and first team coaches. It’s a significant step for Pollok FC on our journey to establishing a player pathway and will act as a real encouragement to the younger kids at the academy.”

Tony Coutts

Coutts, a central defender and McGarvey, a midfielder, are integral parts of the 19’s squad and will join up with the first team squad for the remaining league games and West of Scotland and Central cup campaigns.

In the summer of 2017, Under 19’s captain Mohamed ‘Sena’ Niang initially signed on a dual contract and made his Pollok debut in the Sectional Cup win against Arthurlie in August. He has since made nine league appearances and two cup appearances.

‘Keeper Scott Johnson made his Pollok debut earlier this year in the Scottish Cup win against Rossvale, keeping a clean sheet in the process. He also made his league debut in the recent draw with Beith.

In other news, goalkeeper Derick Moore, who had been loaned to Maryhill, has been released by the club.

Notice of AGM – 26th April 2018

The Pollok Football Club AGM will take place on Thursday 26th April at 7pm in Loks Function Room.

Membership papers will be posted out. Anyone who doesn’t have theirs by early next week should contact Stuart McCulloch on 01355 303204‬ or ‭07985 741541‬.

Manager’s mini series

Pollok manager Tony McInally recently spoke at length with Martyn Robertson of Urbancroft, giving a frank and honest account of his time so far in the Newlandsfield hot seat.

#4 Hot topics from the terraces

#3 The season so far

#2 The Scottish Cup Run

#1 Arriving at Pollok

Our thanks go to long-term supporters and sponsors Urbancroft and to Loks Bar and Kitchen for allowing use of their function suite for filming.

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Lok sign keeper

Pollok have signed Jordan Brown, 23, on loan from Cumbernauld United and he came straight into the side to make his debut against Cumnock Juniors yesterday. He counts Kirkintiloch Rob Roy and St. Roch’s as his other previous Junior clubs.

Easter Foodbank Collection

As Easter approaches, the club is asking the Pollok support to bring along a small bag of non perishable food items to one of the next 3 home matches. The donations will be handed over to the Glasgow South West foodbank to help those in our community who find themselves in crisis.

The foodbank welcome all non perishable food and basic toiletry items and at the moment are particularly in need of

The Pollok support have generously donated to the foodbank over the last few years. Bags can be dropped off at the next three home games listed below.

24th March – Cumnock

31st March – Kilwinning Rangers

7th April – Beith Juniors

March fixture news

In addition to the home games against Beith on March 3rd and Hurlford Utd on March 10th, two further league games have now been scheduled for the ‘lok in March.

On March 17th we will make the trip to Dunterlie Park in Barrhead to face Arthurlie whilst on March 24th we will welcome Kirkintilloch Rob Roy to Newlandsfield.

All games kick off at 2pm.

Our full fixture schedule, starting with this weekends visit of Glenafton, can be viewed here

 

Lok on film – A look at the community and academy

Supporters Direct and Club Development Scotland sent the cameras to Newlandsfield a few weeks back to look at how Pollok FC works with the community through the academy and as a club.

We’re extremely proud of what the club has achieved. This short film highlights what can be done with dedication, belief and hard work. We hope you enjoy it.

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Thanks to Scott Johnston of The Footy Blog for his work in putting this together.