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.
Even though there are still games to be played in 2018-19, it has been a busy few months for the club in terms of securing players ahead of next season. Tony Coutts is the latest to sign up and is now a permanent member of the Lok playing squad – welcome aboard Tony! In the past few weeks, Ryan McGregor and Mark Sideserf have added their names to the list of those on board going into 19-20.
Rounding up, the following players are all contracted through to the end of next season or beyond:
Stay tuned for any further updates.
The postponed Pollok vs. Clydebank league match has now been rescheduled for Saturday 27th April, kick off 2pm.
Today’s match against Clydebank has been postponed. The rearranged date will be announced in due course.
Our next match is scheduled for next Saturday when we host Kilwinning Rangers.
The second batch of commemorative Pollok bricks have been added to the pavilion wall at Newlandsfield and they look great. You can see them ‘in the flesh’ this Saturday as we host our Glasgow neighbours, Clydebank.
If you missed out last time, orders are being taken for the third batch of bricks. These would make a great gift for the special Pollok fan in your life or even for yourself to remember ‘the happiest days of our lives’, watching the ‘lok.
Orders will be taken for the next four weeks and forms can be obtained from the pavilion on matchday. John Hickey will be taking orders on matchday. Bricks are priced at £35.
Pollok unveiled new goalkeeping signing Stephen Barr in the away match at Largs Thistle, with him making his debut in the Lok goal. He arrives from BSC Glasgow on loan until the end of the season and also counts Clyde and Queen’s Park among his clubs. As a schoolboy, he was in the Hamilton Academical youth set-up. He has made 6 appearances for BSC’s first team this season.
Related to this, Jordan Longmuir has requested to take some time away from Pollok FC and this has been granted. All at the club wish Jordan well and look forward to seeing him return in due course.
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.
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.
We look forward to welcoming Auchinleck Talbot and their supporters to Newlandsfield this weekend in the last 8 of the Macron Scottish Cup. All supporters are advised to arrive early as a large crowd is expected. Kick off is at 2:15pm and admission is priced at £7 for adults and £3.50 for concessions.
As always, supporters are reminded that no alcohol is permitted within Newlandsfield and any disappointment or expense from attempting ignore this rule is not the responsibility of either club.
Pollok will face cup specialists and holders Auchinleck Talbot in the Macron Scottish Junior Cup quarter finals following the draw earlier this week.
The full draw is as follows:
Hurlford United v Clydebank
Largs Thistle v Kilwinning Rangers
Pollok v Auchinleck Talbot
Troon v Lochee United
Matches are due to take place on the 23rd February 2019.