Category: supporter information

Rose tie to be switched – venue tbc / 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.

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.

New club for Lok in Junior Cup draw

Pollok will have their first ever competitive game against Linlithgow Rose Community FC when they travel east on the 26th of October. Despite the name, there is no connection to the well-established East of Scotland League side. They stepped up to Junior football from the amateur scene in the summer of 2019.

They were founded in 1992 as Baillielands FC and have ran various clubs at boys, girls, youth and adult amateur level since 2006 under the all-inclusive Linlithgow Rose name.

As noted above, the club that were admitted to the Juniors in 2019 were members of the Lothian and Edinburgh AFA in 2018-19 (they finished 2nd in the quasi-regional 3rd tier), playing at the xCite linlithgow Leisure Centre, the astro facility they still play at. They previously were in the Stirling & District AFA, finishing 5/9 in the Stirling Premier in 17-18.

All other ties can be found here:

http://www.scottishjuniorfa.com/sjfa/competition.cfm?page=4207&competitionID=97&roundID=5943

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.

Supporter Info – Pollok v Kilbirnie Ladeside

Ahead of Saturday’s match, we would like to remind all supporters that absolutely NO alcohol is permitted inside Newlandsfield Park under any circumstances.

All supporters are cordially requested to comply fully with this, as neither club is responsible for any expense or disappointment resulting from attempts to ignore it.

Kick off is at 2pm and the admission fee is £6 for adults and £3 for concessions (OAPs and under 16s).

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.

Potential bus to Forres

The club is looking into the possibility of running a bus to Forres, but there will need to be a certain level interest to make it viable. It is too early to be able to look at pricing but a full bus is likely to be cheaper per head than one only half full.

If you are interested in taking up the opportunity to travel by bus up to Forres (game date is 28th September), please email the below ASAP:

info@pollokfc.com

Review of the season

Mark Donnelly and Davie Brown do a sterling job keeping the match footage rolling in over the weeks and months (and years!) – here’s the reel of all of Lok’s goals in 2018-19 and here’s to many more in 19-20! Many thanks guys!

And for those looking for a bit of summer holiday reading, the annual season review is here. If you’ve ever wondered which end of the ground saw the most goals or what how many goals we conceded whilst wearing the away kit, this is for you. As ever, thanks to Martin Donnelly for producing this and allowing us to share it.

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!