Category: transfers

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.

Welcome to Pollok…Dom Larkin

Pollok can this morning confirm that Dom Larkin has officially signed for the club. The towering centre half is yet another academy graduate to come through the Pollok Pathway following in the footsteps of Tony Coutts, Mikey McWilliams and Mouhamed Niang.

Murdie was delighted to add another graduate to the squad;

Dom had an outstanding season last year where he helped the 21’s win the Lady Darling Cup and he was also named their Players Player of the Year. We’re looking forward to working with him and hope he develops into another graduate the club can be proud of

Welcome to Pollok, Dom!

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!