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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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Academy duo make the step up

Nathan McGarvey

Pollok are delighted to announce that Nathan McGarvey and Tony Coutts have joined the first team squad from Pollok Under 19’s.

They join fellow academy players Mohamed Niang and Scott Johnson who have both made first team appearances this season.

Speaking on the news of the signings, Pollok FC President Iain McFarlane had this to say;

“It’s testimony to the great work of the academy and first team coaches. It’s a significant step for Pollok FC on our journey to establishing a player pathway and will act as a real encouragement to the younger kids at the academy.”

Tony Coutts

Coutts, a central defender and McGarvey, a midfielder, are integral parts of the 19’s squad and will join up with the first team squad for the remaining league games and West of Scotland and Central cup campaigns.

In the summer of 2017, Under 19’s captain Mohamed ‘Sena’ Niang initially signed on a dual contract and made his Pollok debut in the Sectional Cup win against Arthurlie in August. He has since made nine league appearances and two cup appearances.

‘Keeper Scott Johnson made his Pollok debut earlier this year in the Scottish Cup win against Rossvale, keeping a clean sheet in the process. He also made his league debut in the recent draw with Beith.

In other news, goalkeeper Derick Moore, who had been loaned to Maryhill, has been released by the club.

Squad News – Mouhamed Niang

Pollok Football Club is delighted to report that u19s captain Mouhamed ‘Sena’ Niang has signed a dual contract, meaning he will be eligible to play for both the u-19s and the first team.

This landmark news will help to cement links between the club and the academy as both make ever closer steps towards working in partnership as a community club.

Tony McInally told pollokfc.com: “This is a very exciting time for everyone involved at Pollok which will give all the young players the message and the incentive to work hard and improve each week to maximise their potential as we create the links and players pathways to the first team.

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