Category: players

Welcome to Pollok…Shaun Fraser & Danny MacKenzie

Pollok are delighted to confirm this evening the signings of Shaun Fraser and Danny MacKenzie. 

The players, most recently teammates at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy will be familiar to many Pollok fans. 

Fraser (pictured), a midfielder, has made 60 appearances for Rob Roy over the past two seasons scoring 17 goals. Shaun will join up with the squad as they start pre-season training on Saturday 7th July. On signing, Shaun said;

“I’ve obviously played against Pollok a few times now and had some good battles over the past few seasons. Newlandsfield is a great place to play and Pollok are a big club.”

His teammate Danny MacKenzie is a versatile defender who has made over 160 appearances for Rob Roy in the last 5 seasons. Danny will join up with the squad later in the summer. 

Welcome to Pollok!

Youth players added to first team squad

Ahead of the new season, Pollok are delighted to announce the signings of ‘keeper Scott Johnson and defender Tony Coutts on dual contracts for the 2018-19 season. The players, both products of the youth academy, rejoin the first team after being part of the squad in the second half of last season.

Scott Johnson made his debut for Pollok in the January Scottish Cup win away to Rossvale, keeping a clean sheet in the process. He went on to make another 7 appearances for the first team as cover for the injured Jordan Longmuir.

Tony Coutts is yet to make an appearance for the first team but served last season as captain to the league winning Under 19’s side.

The players join academy graduate Mohamed Niang in the squad for the forthcoming season.

Wharton moves on

The club can announce this afternoon that Bryan Wharton has now left the club and has signed for Albion Rovers.

The club would like to thank Bryan for his contribution since signing for the club and wish him all the very best in the future.

Newlandsfield departures

The club can confirm Liam Rowan, Derek Hepburn, Nicky Little and Paul Byrne have all left the club following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.

Jordan Brown has also left the club following his loan spell from Cumbernauld Utd.

Manager Tony McInally commented “I’d like to thank the players for their contribution during their time at the club. We wish them all the very best in the future.

Del Hepburn signed for the club in summer 2015 from Vale of Clyde and will be remembered for his last gasp heroics as Pollok lifted the West of Scotland Cup in 2017.

Liam joined the club in February 2016 after previous spells with Falkirk, Arbroath and Stranraer.

Paul and Nicky both joined the club last summer from Hurlford Utd and Clydebank respectively.

All the best lads!

Del scores against Cumnock

Liam scores a late equaliser to send Newlandsfield into raptures

Under 19’s clinch league title!

Congratulations to the Pollok Under 19s who last night won the league title with a 1-0 win against closest challengers Clydebank.

Going into the match the young Lok needed a win or draw to take the title and the 3 points were secured thanks to an outstanding strike by Alberto Vezza.

Well done from everyone at Pollok!

Striker signs on for the new campaign

Pollok are delighted to announce that Stefan McCluskey has agreed a deal to stay at the club for season 2018-19. The exciting forward has a wealth of senior experience under his belt with Greenock Morton, Clyde and Alloa amongst others.

Stefan has made 29 appearances for Pollok this season scoring 16 goals. Most recently he scored a first half hat-trick in the 11-0 win away to Saltcoats in the West of Scotland Cup.

 

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.