Category: players

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!

Boyle heads for Darvel

Having been transfer-listed recently, Danny Boyle has now completed his move to West Championship side Darvel. The Ayrshire side have undergone a bit of a renaissance this past six months with an influx of players from the now defunct Colville Park E set-up, led by manager Mick Kennedy, and bolstered by a number of top ex Seniors and Juniors. Former Lok coaching staff members Brian Whelan and Stuart Ralston are also on board at Recreation Park while Zander Cowie and Allan MacKenzie are among their playing staff.

All the best in your move, Danny. All of his Lok career stats can be found here.

Fixture changes / transfer news

Due to Junior Cup replays, Pollok’s scheduled trip to Rutherglen Glencairn this coming Saturday has been postponed. Glens will instead host Cumnock (idle as Hurlford have a cup replay) and we will welcome Kilwinning Rangers (who had been due to play Glenafton but they will also be in cup action) to Newlandsfield.

The Linlithgow Rose CFC victory has also put paid to our game with Rossvale on 23rd November, so we need to wait and see who we pull out of the hat when the draw is made early next month.

In other news, Dom Larkin has left Pollok to re-sign for former club Castlemilk Dynamo. He made eight appearances for the club and all at Newlandsfield thank him for his efforts in Lok colours and wish him well for the future.

Rose tie to be switched to Prestonfield / McGregor injury update

Pollok’s Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round tie vs. Linlithgow Rose Community FC Juniors on 26/10/19 is to be switched, though the exact venue is to be confirmed. The first choice will be their neighbours’ Prestonfield ground, provided the Senior Rose’s Scottish Cup tie with University of Stirling FC (being played 20/10) does not go to a replay as it would take precedence. If that were the case, the game will go ahead at Newlandsfield. The reason for the switch is the lack of suitability of xCite Leisure Centre for the tie.

Update: the game will now go ahead at Prestonfield as the big Rose do not need it for a replay.

In other news, the website is pleased to report that Ryan McGregor has undergone successful surgery on the knee injury picked up in pre-season. He is now in the early stages of a six month rehab and recuperation process. All the best in your recovery Ryan.

Squad update

Pollok FC can confirm that Pat O’Donnell has joined St. Roch’s on loan a month’s loan, meaning the young central defender will revert to Lok colours in mid October. We wish him well up at James McGrory Park.

Elsewhere, Lok have drafted in 20-year-old Pollok Juveniles keeper Tam McGuire as goalkeeping cover on a delayed transfer basis. He will remain on Lok’s books until the end of the season. He has already been involved with Lok at first team level, featuring in the squad versus Arthurlie in pre-season.

O’Donnell arrival bolsters squad

The Lok website can confirm that Pat O’Donnell has now signed for the club and is available for selection for the Lanark United cup tie this week. The 22 year old central defender has spent the past couple of seasons with the Lok u21 side and prior to that was with various youth clubs including St. Cadoc’s YC, Giffnock SC and St. Peters Juveniles Giffnock North. Welcome aboard!

In other news, Lok have recalled Mikey McWilliams from his loan to Petershill and he too is available for selection this week.