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Welcome to Pollok…Chris Dallas

Pollok Football Club are delighted to announce Chris Dallas as the sixth new signing of the summer.

Prolific striker Dallas, 32, counts Darvel, East Kilbride Thistle, Arthurlie, Albion Rovers and most recently Glenafton, as his former clubs. A Scottish Cup and West Premier winner in 2016/17, Chris has scored over 50 goals in the past three seasons at Glenafton.

Lok boss Murdie Mackinnon was delighted to add more firepower to the squad and had the following to say;

“Chris is a proven goalscorer in the Premiership and as well as goals, he’ll bring a physical presence and experience to our attack. He’s got good pace and has been one of the best strikers in the juniors in recent years.”

Welcome to Pollok, Chris!

Welcome to Pollok…Gerry McLauchlan

Pollok FC can confirm the signing of former Queens Park player, Gerry McLauchlan.

The 30 year old centre back made over 30 appearances for ‘The Spiders’ last year and has previous senior experience with Brechin, Ayr Utd, Arbroath, Queen of the South and Cowdenbeath.

‘Lok gaffer Murdie Mackinnon was delighted to bolster his defence for the forthcoming campaign;

“Gerry is good capture for the club and is very experienced. We needed a bit of competition and depth at centre back, which we saw towards the end of the season when we played two full backs at centre half. We had a good defensive record last year but there’s always room for improvement.”

Gerry already has links to Pollok as his father (also Gerry) was assistant manager to Jim George between 1992 and 1995.

Welcome to Pollok, Gerry!

Evans and Fraser sign up for the new campaign

Pollok can confirm that both Grant Evans and Shaun Fraser have signed up again for the new campaign, meaning that the current squad under contract for 2019-20 is as follows:

David Barron
Danny Boyle
Tony Coutts
Chris Duff
Del Esplin
Grant Evans
Adam Forde
Shaun Fraser
Paul Gallacher
Jamie Henry
Jordan Longmuir
Josh Lumsden
Danny MacKenzie
Gary McCann
Stuart McCann
Ryan McGregor
Mikey McWilliams
Jordan Morton
Iain Russell
Mark Sideserf

Stay tuned to the Lok website, Facebook and Twitter for further player announcements!

Welcome to Pollok…Del Esplin

Pollok are delighted to confirm the signing of Del Esplin. The energetic midfielder has spent the last season with Rutherglen Glencairn where he helped them win promotion to the West Premiership and picked up their Players Player of the Year award.

After starting his career with Rutherglen, Del spent three years at Cumnock before heading back to the burgh of Rutherglen in 2018.

After strengthening his squad further, the manager had the following thoughts on his new player;

“Del is a proper box to box central midfielder with plenty of energy. He’s excellent on the ball and gets on the scoresheet a decent amount too. He’s another good addition to the squad.”

Welcome to Pollok, Del!

Welcome to Pollok…Iain Russell

Pollok Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of striker, Iain Russell.

Russell, who spent the last 18 months with Dumbarton, has scored 199 senior goals in his career during spells with Rangers, Motherwell, Brechin, Morton, Alloa, Stirling, Livingston, Queen of the South, Airdrie and Dumbarton.

A delighted Murdie MacKinnon had this to say on Pollok’s third new face of pre season;

“Iain is a vastly experienced striker and he brings goals to the squad as well as an ability to open up defences. He’s got a terrific scoring record, is well respected and he’s another coup for the club”

Iain, the grandson of Scotland and Rangers Hall of Famer and Airdrie honorary president Iain McMillan, will be with the squad when they return to pre season training next week.

Welcome to Pollok, Iain!

Welcome to Pollok…David Barron

Pollok FC are delighted to announce the signing of defender, David Barron.

A vastly experienced player, David racked up over 120 appearances for St Mirren, with 99 of those coming in the Scottish Premier League. He has also had spells with Stranraer, Greenock and most recently, Hurlford Utd.

Murdie was delighted to confirm the signing and had the following to say;

“We’ve got a terrific defender in David. Without a doubt he put in the best performance by an opposition player at Newlandsfield last year, a real shining star of the 18/19 season. He’ll be a big asset and his experience will be invaluable to us”

David will join up with fellow new signings Chris Duff and Josh Lumsden when the players report back for pre season.

Welcome to Pollok, David!

Welcome to Pollok…Chris Duff

Pollok FC can officially confirm that left sided midfielder Chris Duff has joined the club for the forthcoming season.

The former Rob Roy, Queens Park and Cambuslang player was most recently with Rossvale where he helped them win promotion to the West Premiership.

Manager, Murdie MacKinnon had the following to say;

“I’m really pleased to welcome Chris to Pollok. He’s a good player with fantastic delivery. He chips in with his fair share of goals too and I’m sure the supporters will enjoy watching him at Newlandsfield.”

Welcome to Pollok, Chris!

Lumsden signs up – player departures

The club are delighted to confirm that ex-Clydebank goalkeeper Josh Lumsden has signed up on a permanent deal. Josh impressed as a trialist towards the end of last season making 5 appearances between the sticks and will join up with the rest of the squad for pre-season training. Welcome to Pollok, Josh!

We can also announce that forward Stefan McCluskey has left the club to sign for Dumbarton in the Scottish League 1. It is the third time he has linked up with Sons gaffer, Jim Duffy. Stef made 54 appearances in his two seasons at Pollok scoring an impressive 27 goals.

Also leaving the club at the end of their contracts are Ross Brash, Colin Williamson ‘keeper Scott Johnson and Bryan Young who has retired from football.

We wish all departing players all the very best for the future.