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Pollok Player of the Year 2017-18

Gary McCann was named Pollok Player of the Year last night with a majority vote at the club’s AGM. Ahead of his brother Stuart and top scorer Adam Forde, Gary received 60% of the overall votes. Gary follows in the footsteps of ‘keeper Jordan Longmuir who was awarded the accolade last season.

Gary has been in sparkling form this season making 28 appearances scoring 8 goals. He also represented Scotland in the International Quadrangular tournament and last week committed his future to Pollok for season 2018-19.

The player of the year trophy will be presented to Gary at this years POTY night which takes place on May 19th in Loks Bar & Kitchen. Tickets are available now for £10. More details here.

Congratulations from all at Pollok!

Sena signs up for another year

The club are delighted to announce that Pollok academy graduate Mouhamed ‘Sena’ Niang has signed up to play for Pollok again next season. After signing a dual contract with the first team last summer, the Senegalese midfielder has gone on to make 11 appearances for Pollok.

Niang, the first player to move from the academy to the first team squad, has been joined this season by fellow U19 players, Scott Johnson, Tony Coutts and Nathan McGarvey.

Brash and McGregor extend stay

The club are delighted to announce that midfielders Ross Brash and Ryan McGregor are the latest players to extend their stay at Newlandsfield into the 2018-19 season.

Ross Brash joined Pollok last summer from Hurlford Utd and has made 20 appearances scoring 2 goals this term. Ross was also part of the Pollok quartet who represented Scotland in the Umbro Quadrangular tournament playing in all three internationals and scoring a last minute winner against Ireland.

Ryan McGregor arrived for his second spell at Pollok in September 2017. Over his two spells in 2009-10 and 17-18, he has made 44 appearances for the ‘Lok weighing in with 8 goals.

 

WATCH: Brash scores against Bonnyrigg (with added pass counter)

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.

#6 The Future

#5 Behind the scenes at Pollok

#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