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.

Christmas Draw Result

The club’s Christmas Raffle Draw took place this afternoon at the pavilion. The list of prize winners is below.

Should you find yourself the fortunate winner of a prize, your prize will be available at the next home game. If this is not convenient, please contact Stuart McCulloch, club secretary, to arrange collection of your prize.

1 £250 Niall Mackay
2 Matchday Hospitality Package J.McKinley
3 £50 Wine Voucher J.McKinley
4 Christmas Hamper Mhairi Hannah
5 Glenlivet Whisky Donn Marron
6 Bottle of Prosecco Hannah Elliott
7 Bottle of Vodka Margaret McFarlane
8 Bottle of Famous Grouse George Paterson
9 Box of Chocolates Martin Keyes
10 Bottle of Baileys N.Keay
11 Bottle of Wine Barbara Cooney
12 Bottle of Grant’s Whisky T.Wilson
13 Bottle of Drambuie W.McColl
14 Bottle of Black Bush Whiskey Scott Wilson
15 Bottle of Wine Freda Milne
16 Chocolates & Bottle of wine Elaine (contact details provided)
17 Bottle of Wine John McQueenie
18 Box of Shortbread Alan Mackie
19 Box of Assorted Biscuits N.Keay
20 Bottle of Prosecco Cath Shields
21 Small Framed Picture Ian McFarlane

McMillan arrives on loan

Pollok are delighted to announce the loan signing of defender Jordan McMillan from Dumbarton until the end of the end of January.

McMillan, who started his career with Rangers, has gone on to make 100 senior appearances with the likes of Hamilton, Queen of the South, Dunfermline Athletic and Partick Thistle.

Jordan joins up immediately and will be available for tomorrow’s visit of Largs Thistle.

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!

Christmas Foodbank Collection 2019

In the run up to Christmas, the club is asking the Pollok support to bring along a small bag of non perishable food items to one of the next 3 home matches to be donated to local food banks.

Non perishable food and basic toiletry items are welcome and at the moment the food bank are particularly in need of long life milk, diluting juice, tinned fruit/meat/vegetables and fish, pasta sauce, tea, coffee, sugar, toilet rolls

The Pollok support have generously donated to the foodbank over the last few Christmases. Bags can be dropped off at the pavillion at the next three home games listed below.

22nd Nov – Troon

7th Dec – Rossvale

21st Dec – Largs Thistle

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!