Category: transfers

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.

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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.

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.

Millar returns to Clyde

Aaron Millar’s loan from Clyde has now expired, and the forward has now returned to Broadwood. Having initially made his debut at Newlandsfield vs. Rob Roy back in August, he found game time difficult to come by at Pollok and has now been loaned out to Arthurlie by the Bully Wee. Best of luck for the future, Aaron.

Lok land Henry

Pollok are delighted to announce the capture of Jamie Henry on a contract until the end of the 2018-19 season. The Clydebank-based central midfielder has been without a club since leaving Brechin City in August. Having played for a number of sides in the West at Pro Youth level, Jamie joined Aberdeen when he was 15, became captain of the youth team and remained there until 20, enjoying a loan spell at Arbroath during his time at Pittodrie. After moving on, he spent last season back at Gayfield during the first half of the season and finished it with Annan Athletic. He impressed on his debut, winning man of the match no less, so here’s hoping Jamie enjoys more of the same in the weeks, months and years ahead. Welcome aboard!


Jamie being presented with his MOTM award by sponsor Peter Graham last weekend.

Welcome to Pollok…Josh Watt

Pollok are pleased to announce the signing of Josh Watt from Bo’ness. The left sided winger started his career at Motherwell which included loan spells at Airdrie Utd and Raith. After a spell in the Icelandic Premier League with AI, he returned to Scotland with Stenhousemuir. He also counts East Stirling, Cumnock, Queens Park and Clydebank among his former clubs.

On his signing, manager Murdie MacKinnon had the following to say;

“Josh is a tricky player who is a strong runner with the ball. His delivery from set plays and open play is fantastic. He’s got an eye for goal too!”

As part of the deal, Michael McMullin has moved to Bo’ness. We’d like to thank Michael for his efforts at the club and wish him all the best for the future.

Sena departs Newlandsfield

Pollok can confirm that Mohamed ‘Sena’ Niang has now left Pollok and has signed for Scottish Championship side, Partick Thistle.

Sena graduated from the Pollok United Soccer Academy in the summer of 2017 after having captained the U19’s the previous season. As the first academy graduate to make the step up, he made his first team debut against Arthurlie in a 1-0 Sectional League Cup win and made his first league start a few games later away to Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in the league. He finished the 2017-18 season with 20 appearances.

Sena has made 9 top team appearances this term and he scored his first goal for the Lok in a 4-1 win against Maryhill.

On his move, Sena had the following message for the Pollok faithful;

It’s been a pleasure to play for Pollok. It’s a journey in my life that I am never going to forget as it gave me the platform to go and play the best sport in the world and finally achieve my dream, to be a full time footballer.

I would like to thank the fans as they’ve been great to me since the day I made my debut. I always gave 100% because of how much love I have for the Pollok fans and my teammates.

I would like to wish all my teammates and coaching staff all the best for the remainder of the season. I will miss playing at Newlandsfield, but now that I live closer to the ground I’ll be coming to most home games as a fan to cheer on the lads.

I’d also like to say a massive thanks to the academy from mini kickers all the way to the Under 19s for always been supportive and cheering my name. You guys mean a lot to me. A special mention to the squad and coaches from last years Pollok u19’s, a brilliant bunch of lads who were always there for me when I needed support. 

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Commenting on the move, manager Tony McInally had this to say;

All of us in the dressing room are delighted that Sena has managed to secure his dream move of playing full time professional football after securing a deal with Partick Thistle. We have worked hard every week with Sena on all aspects of his game so it is fantastic that Thistle have seen this improvement and potential in the lad to offer him a great deal.

On a personal level, I’m really pleased that his teammates worked with him and helped Sena every week to provide support and experience to him on and off the pitch to develop into the player he is today.


From the dressing room we would like to wish Sena all the very best in the next step of his football career. I am sure he has a really bright future in the professional game if he continues to listen, learn and improve his overall game.

All the best Sena.

Echoing the manager’s sentiments, on behalf of everyone at Pollok we’d like to wish Sena the very best.

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