Category: players

Welcome to Pollok…Danny Boyle

Pollok are delighted to confirm the signing of centre back Danny Boyle from Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

The 6’4″ defender started his career with Campsie Black Watch and finished under 21 football with Drumchapel Utd before signing for junior side Cumbernauld Utd. He then signed for Rob Roy making over 50 appearances. His CV also includes a short stint at Auchinleck Talbot.

Danny said;

I’m really looking forward to running out at Newlandsfield in the black and white of Pollok. I know that the supporters are very passionate and demand high standards which is what I aim to bring.

Danny will join up with his new teammates at the first day of pre season on Saturday.

Welcome to Pollok…Ewan McNeil

Pollok can today confirm that Ewan McNeil has become manager Tony McInally’s 3rd signing of the summer. The 24 year old full back who left Stirling Albion earlier this month featured in all but one of Albion’s games last season. Ewan signs on a two year deal and will join up with his teammates as they return from their break next Saturday for the beginning of pre-season training.

On signing, Ewan said;

I’m really excited to sign for Pollok. It’s a big club and there’s some really good players here. I had options to stay in the SPFL but once I had met with Pollok a few times I knew this was the right move for both football and personal reasons. It will be good to meet everyone next week at pre-season training and I’m looking forward to being part of the team. Hopefully we can make this coming season a successful one!

After coming through the ranks at Rangers, McNeil also counts two seasons at Norwich City and spells with Brechin, Berwick and Clyde on his footballing CV.

Welcome to Pollok, Ewan!

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.