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One in, one out, another extends their stay

Pollok can this evening confirm the signing of Josh Weir. 25 year old Josh, a forward, featured for the Lok in last weekends 2-0 victory over Hurlford Utd and scored the opener in a recent bounce match against Yoker. He was previously at Barshaw Amateurs. 

Welcome to Pollok, Josh!!

In other squad news, we are delighted to confirm that midfielder Del Esplin has agreed a contract extension until Summer 2022. Del joined Pollok last summer on a two year contract and has already featured 30 times for the club, scoring 3 goals. 

Finally, Pat O’Donnell, who recently joined Yoker Athletic on loan has been released from his contract at Pollok. We’d like to wish Pat all the best in the future. 

Loan updates

Pollok can confirm that following the conclusion of his earlier loan to St. Roch’s, Pat O’Donnell will start off 2020 as a Yoker Athletic player. He scored in their emphatic win over Ardeer Thistle on the 18th of January. Mikey McWilliams has also had his loan at Shotts extended for a further three months. All the best to both players with their clubs.

Remaining league fixtures released

The West Region has dropped the remaining fixtures of the league season and the Lok ones can be found here. There are dates that are left blank for Junior Cup ties. One fixture of interest is our away visit to Clydebank will be midweek under the lights at Holm Park. Lok’s season is due to wrap at the end of March – with the pyramid demanding a prompt finish to the league season due to play offs (by mid April), this is be a dry run pointing towards that. Fixtures Secretary Kennie Young outlines his thinking here. It is also worth pointing out that Jan-March is notorious for games being off so the likelihood of any Lok players looking out the passports for their holidays on April 1st would be a foolishly long shot!

Welcome to Pollok…Jordan Shelvey

The club are delighted to announce that Jordan Shelvey has joined the club from Clydebank on a contract until June 2022.

Jordan, a striker, has scored over 50 goals for Clydebank including 17 in 30 appearances last year. He was Clydebank’s Player and Players Player of the year in season 2017-18.

On the signing, Lok boss Murdie MacKinnon had the following to say;

I’m delighted to welcome Jordan to Pollok. A fantastic signing for the club! He’s one of the most dangerous strikers in the Premiership. Not only does he have a track record for scoring goals, he’s had his fair share of assists in his time at Clydebank. He’ll fit in and complement the strikers already at the club. Jordan is the type of player who’ll excite the fans and I hope can help bring success to the club.

Jordan joins up immediately and will be available for this weekend’s trip to Bellsdale as the Lok take on Beith.

Welcome to Pollok, Jordan!

West draw made

After beating Ashfield yesterday, Pollok have been drawn away to Gavin Friels’ Dalry Thistle in the West of Scotland Cup 2nd Round. This game will be played on the 11th of January 2020.

The sides last clashed in the 1st Round of the competition back in October 2016, footage from David Brown below…

David Barron to miss time

During the first half of yesterday’s match David Barron sustained an injury to his elbow. He was taken to hospital and has been kept in overnight where he will undergo surgery today. He will spend at least another day or two in hospital. Thanks to the physio staff at yesterday’s game and all the staff at the hospital for their care.

Everyone at Pollok would like to wish Div all the best and a speedy recovery.

December fixture update

Our December programme has had a slight reshuffle. On December 7th we will play Rossvale at Newlandsfield in a rearranged fixture.

On December 28th our trip to Glenafton has been postponed and we’ll have a slightly shorter away trip to Townhead Park to face Cumnock. These fixtures both have a 1:45pm kick off.

Full fixture list can be viewed here