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!!

Fixture news: Clydebank league fixture reinstated

The home league fixture versus Clydebank has now been reinstated following the postponement of the sectional cup final. The game will now go ahead as originally planned at Newlandsfield on Saturday October 7th, with a 2pm kick off.

Preceding that match, the ‘lok face Hurlford United at home this weekend (23rd Sept) before we travel to New Cumnock next Saturday (30th) to face last seasons double winners, Glenafton.

All the forthcoming fixture details can be found here.

 

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.

Sectional League Cup Final date set

The Sectional League Cup Final against Clydebank will take place on Friday 6th October at New Tinto Park, home of our group stage opponents, Benburb. The game will have a 7:30pm kick off.

Our league match originally due to be played 24 hours later, also against Clydebank, will be rescheduled.

road to the final

After an unbeaten run in the group stage, the ‘Lok have since beaten Forth Wanderers and Renfrew to book their place in the final. Clydebank came through their group with three wins and a draw. After defeating Glasgow Perthshire, Maryhill and Ashfield, the Bankies rounded off the group with a draw against Yoker. Their route to the final was completed with wins against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Cambuslang Rangers.

Gary McCann makes it 2-0 in the Semi Final v Renfrew

 

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.