Category: players

Welcome to Pollok…Chris Duff

Pollok FC can officially confirm that left sided midfielder Chris Duff has joined the club for the forthcoming season.

The former Rob Roy, Queens Park and Cambuslang player was most recently with Rossvale where he helped them win promotion to the West Premiership.

Manager, Murdie MacKinnon had the following to say;

“I’m really pleased to welcome Chris to Pollok. He’s a good player with fantastic delivery. He chips in with his fair share of goals too and I’m sure the supporters will enjoy watching him at Newlandsfield.”

Welcome to Pollok, Chris!

Lumsden signs up – player departures

The club are delighted to confirm that ex-Clydebank goalkeeper Josh Lumsden has signed up on a permanent deal. Josh impressed as a trialist towards the end of last season making 5 appearances between the sticks and will join up with the rest of the squad for pre-season training. Welcome to Pollok, Josh!

We can also announce that forward Stefan McCluskey has left the club to sign for Dumbarton in the Scottish League 1. It is the third time he has linked up with Sons gaffer, Jim Duffy. Stef made 54 appearances in his two seasons at Pollok scoring an impressive 27 goals.

Also leaving the club at the end of their contracts are Ross Brash, Colin Williamson ‘keeper Scott Johnson and Bryan Young who has retired from football.

We wish all departing players all the very best for the future.

Retiring Young

It’s a farewell message to Bryan Young who has decided to hang up his boots at the age of 32. Bryan joined the club in the summer of 2017 from Auchinleck Talbot where he had spent 12 seasons rampaging down the Beechwood wing. Fittingly, his last game was at that very ground. All the best Butch!

Bryan’s Lok profile can be found here:

Bryan Young

McCann brothers to return next season!

Murdie’s plans for season 2019-20 took another step forward this evening as brothers Gary and Stuart McCann signed contract extensions to carry them through until summer 2020.

Scotland international Gary, signed for Pollok in 2016 and has so far made 94 appearances (90 starts, 4 sub) in the black and white of Pollok, scoring 22 goals and creating many more.

Stuart joined the club a year later and quickly cemented his place in the team. He has so far contributed 26 goals in 69 appearances (57 starts, 12 sub). Alongside Jordan Longmuir and Danny Boyle, he has played most minutes for Pollok this season.

MTLN!

Barr loan cut short

With Scott Johnson now having claimed the No 1 jersey in Jordan Longmuir’s absence, loanee Stephen Barr has now returned to BSC Glasgow and he was in their matchday squad for their shock reversal at Dalbeattie on Saturday. All at Lok wish him well for the future.

BSC’s Barr arrives on loan / Longmuir update

Pollok unveiled new goalkeeping signing Stephen Barr in the away match at Largs Thistle, with him making his debut in the Lok goal. He arrives from BSC Glasgow on loan until the end of the season and also counts Clyde and Queen’s Park among his clubs. As a schoolboy, he was in the Hamilton Academical youth set-up. He has made 6 appearances for BSC’s first team this season.

Related to this, Jordan Longmuir has requested to take some time away from Pollok FC and this has been granted. All at the club wish Jordan well and look forward to seeing him return in due course.

Morton signs for Lok

Pollok can confirm the signing of midfielder/forward Jordan Morton on a deal through to the summer of 2020. Morton was one of a significant number of players that left Cambuslang Rangers in January after the departure of manager Paul McColl and almost immediately came aboard at Lok as a trialist, but with him unable to take part in cup ties due to being ‘cup-tied’, there was no immediate need to push a deal through. The formalities are now concluded so welcome aboard Jordan!

He came through the youth system at Clyde but at 16 signed up with Hearts where he remained for four seasons. His only top team action for the Jambos was against Auchinleck Talbot in the Scottish Cup in 2011-12. He had a loan spell at Cowdenbeath then signed for Championship-level Livingston for 2012-13. At the end of his sole seaon at Livi, he made the permanent switch to Cowden and after one season there, headed off to Europe to sign up with Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Bulgaria.He returned to Scotland in February 2015 to join Airdrie, spent time loaned to Annan in his second season a Diamond, and in2016 began his junior career which to date has taken in Shettleston, Cumnock, Lang and now Lok.

McWilliams signs up / loaned out!

Pollok FC are delighted to announce that teenage forward Mikey McWilliams has signed for the club on a permanent basis through to the end of the 2019-20 season. He joined the Pollok United set-up towards the end of last season from Vale of Clyde YFC and after signing on a ‘delayed transfer’ basis from the 21s, has been a regular in the matchday squad so far this season. Back in August, he made his debut against Largs Thistle, then started his first game in November’s draw with Petershill and scored his first goal down at Valefield against Kilbirnie in December.

Mikey will however now spend the next month on loan at promotion-chasing League 2 side Ashfield and everyone will wish him all the best with that move.

Trio agree contract extensions

Pollok are delighted to confirm that three players have extended their contracts until the end of next season.

Summer acquisitions Danny Boyle and Danny MacKenzie are joined by recent signing Jamie Henry in agreeing terms for season 2019-20.

Danny Boyle has made 25 appearances in a Lok shirt, only missing one game, since his move from Rob Roy. His counterpart MacKenzie has featured 16 times for Pollok scoring two goals.

Former Aberdeen youth captain Jamie Henry joined the club at the tail end of last year and has made 7 appearances so far in the Lok midfield.

Earlier this month the club released striker David Gormley to allow him to sign for amateur side Nico’s. Aaron Millar also departed the club at the end of his loan period from Clyde. Once again, we’d like to wish both players well for the future.