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Pollok players score three in Scottish International warm-up

Pollok’s international contingent were amongst the goals last night as the Scottish Junior national team rounded off their warm up program ahead of next weeks Umbro tournament with a 7-0 win against Renfrew.

Midfielder Bryan Young wore the captains armband for the international side as fellow midfielders Ross Brash and Gary McCann also started the match for Scotland. Mark Sideserf was named on the substitutes bench.

A first half Ross Brash header to put Scotland 2-0 up was later followed in the second half by another header, this time by Bryan Young, which put the Scots 5-0 up. Gary McCann capped off a fine display with a curling effort in the 88th minute.

The Umbro tournament featuring Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man starts next Wednesday with a programme of 3 games over 4 days. Scotland’s final match against the Isle of Man will take place at Newlandsfield on Saturday 14th October with a 2:30pm kick off.

The full list of fixtures and venues are as follows;

Matchday 1 – Wednesday 11th October – 2:30pm

Rep of Ireland v Isle of Man (Somervell Park, Cambuslang Rangers)

N.Ireland v Scotland (McKenna Park, St.Anthonys)

Matchday 2 – Thursday 12th October – 7:00pm

Isle of Man v N.Ireland (New Tinto Park, Benburb FC)

Scotland v Rep of Ireland (New Western Park, Renfrew FC)

Matchday 3 – Saturday 14th October – 2:30pm

Rep of Ireland v N.Ireland (McKenna Park, St.Anthonys)

Isle of Man v Scotland (Newlandsfield Park, Pollok FC)

Squad News and New Away Kit

Pollok Football Club are delighted to announce the loan signing of Bryan Wharton from Queens Park.

The 27-year-old defender, who was part of Tony McInally’s Scottish Junior Cup winning side at Shotts Bon Accord modelled the club’s new away kit for the next two seasons.

We also welcome new kit sponsors GMB Scotland. GMB works to improve the pay and conditions of GMB members in their workplace with over 600,000 members across the UK.

Bryan spent three seasons at our Southside neighbours making 96 appearances and scoring 7 times.

Wharton follows his father, Peter (pictured playing for Pollok in the annual legends tournament), in joining the Southsiders. Peter played in the black and white between 1985 and 1989.

Manager Tony McInally said:

“Bryan was a big player in Queens’ Park promotion to League 1. I know how committed he is from his time at Shotts and believe he is the perfect addition to our squad”

Welcome to Newlandsfield, Bryan!!

Pollok trio in national team action

Scottish junior squad. Photo: @scottcam67

Three ‘lok players were involved in Scotland’s first warm up match last night for the forthcoming Quadrangular Tournament. Mark Sideserf and Bryan Young both started the match whilst Gary McCann made an appearance as a second half substitute, replacing Clydebank’s Phil Johnston at half time. Ross Brash is also in the squad.

The match, against Linlithgow Rose, finished 5-1 to the national team. Although the Pollok contingent were not amongst the scorers, Bryan Young assisted the first two goals for Talbot’s Graham Wilson. Dean Hoskins (Bonnyrigg), Nicky Docherty and David McKenna (both Beith) completed the scoring for Scotland with Blair Batchelor getting the Linlithgow goal.

The national team will continue their preparations with a match against Renfrew on October 4th. The Quadrangular tournament takes place between the 11th and 14th of October.

Quartet called up for international duty

Gary McCann
Ross Brash
Bryan Young
Mark Sideserf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Pollok players were this afternoon named in national coach Keith Burgess’ Scotland squad for the forthcoming Umbro Quadrangular tournament. Defender Mark Sideserf along with midfielders Bryan Young, Ross Brash and winger Gary McCann were named in the twenty man squad.

The tournament takes place in Glasgow between the dates of October 11th-14th 2017.

Congratulations from all at Pollok to Mark, Bryan, Ross and Gary!

Full Squad

GOALKEEPERS:

Andy Leishman (Auchinleck Talbot)
Richie Barnard (Linlithgow Rose)

DEFENDERS:

Andy Forbes (Penicuik Athletic)
Mark Sideserf (Pollok)
Nicky Docherty (Beith)
Jonathan Brown (Bonnyrigg Rose)
Dean Hoskins (Bonnyrigg Rose)
Colin Leiper (Linlithgow Rose)
Craig Pettigrew (Auchinleck Talbot) (captain)

MIDFIELDERS:

Phil Johnston (Clydebank)
Gary McCann (Pollok)
Ross Brash (Pollok)
Bryan Young (Pollok)
Colin Spence (Arthurlie)
Paul Burns (Cumnock)
Lewis Mackenzie (Dundonald Bluebell)

FORWARDS:

Keir Milliken (Beith)
David McKenna (Beith)
Graham Wilson (Auchinleck Talbot)
Bryan Boylan (Kilwinning Rangers)

STAND-BY:

Bryan Young (Bonnyrigg Rose)
Kerr Young (Bonnyrigg Rose)
Lewis Barr ( Penicuik Athletic)
Lee Gallacher (Kirkintilloch Rob Roy)
Ross McPherson (Beith)
Zander Miller (Broxburn Athletic)

The national squad will play a warm up against Linlithgow Rose on September 20th.

Squad News: Lok sign McGregor

Pollok are delighted to announce the signing of Ryan McGregor.

A versatile central midfielder, Ryan is no stranger to the Newlandsfield support having played 23 times for Pollok in the 2009-10 season, scoring 6 goals along the way. Ryan has been without a club since his departure from Arthurlie last month where he had spent the previous five seasons.

Ryan joins the squad for this afternoon’s game against Kilwinning.

Squad News – Martin McGoldrick

Pollok Football Club is delighted this evening to announce the signing of Martin McGoldrick.

McGoldrick, an accomplished central defender, joins the club from Auchinleck Talbot, where he has played for the last seven seasons.

Tony McInally was effusive in his praise for the player: “I’m absolutely delighted to have secured the services of a top-class central defender in Martin. Along with Bryan Young, he has been a pivotal member of a very successful Auchinleck Talbot team in recent times.

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Squad News – Mouhamed Niang

Pollok Football Club is delighted to report that u19s captain Mouhamed ‘Sena’ Niang has signed a dual contract, meaning he will be eligible to play for both the u-19s and the first team.

This landmark news will help to cement links between the club and the academy as both make ever closer steps towards working in partnership as a community club.

Tony McInally told pollokfc.com: “This is a very exciting time for everyone involved at Pollok which will give all the young players the message and the incentive to work hard and improve each week to maximise their potential as we create the links and players pathways to the first team.

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