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Squad News

 

Name Details
Marco ANDREONI re-signed
Jamie BARCLAY re-signed
Craig BORLAND Cumbernauld
Kevin BRADLEY re-signed
Jamie DARROCH Irvine Meadow IX
Paul GALLACHER Queen’s Park
Tam HANLON Shotts BA
Ross HARKNESS Wishaw Juniors
William HOWIE re-signed
Alan LINDSAY re-signed
Jordan LONGMUIR Colville Park
Kieran McALEENAN re-signed
Michael McGEE Pollok Juveniles
Allan MacKENZIE Auchinleck
Graeme McLAREN re-signed
Carlo MONTI free agent
Gary WILD re-signed
David WINTERS re-signed
Richard BARR released (Arthurlie)
Andrew DUNCAN released
William EASTON released (Cambuslang)
Josh HORNE released (Kilbirnie)
Reece McGILLION released (Shettleston)
Chris McGOWAN released
Mark McLENNAN released (Irvine Meadow IX)
Liam McVEY released
Jonathan MURDOCH released
Steven REILLY released (Yoker Athletic)
Steven ROBERTSON released
Adam STRACHAN released
Jamie WATSON loan ended
Friday
Jul112014

Andrew Reid - Funeral Arrangements

Andrew Reid, Pollok’s oldest supporter and life-long club member, has passed away shortly before his 95th birthday.

Onshi, as he was known to many, intermittently served on the committee between the 1950s and 1980s and was well-known for his outspoken opinions. He was a true Pollok supporter, who contributed much to the club and maintained a healthy interest in it right up to his final days.

Andrew’s funeral will be on Friday 18th July at 9.45am at the Linn Crematorium.

Friday
Jul112014

Squad News

CARLO MONTI (51 starts, 4 subs, 44 goals)

Prolific marksman Carlo, who turned 24 earlier this week, returns for a second stint at Newlandsfield. A former Scotland youth internationalist, he progressed through the ranks at Celtic before departing for Greenock Morton where he became a first team regular. After a short spell in Amateur football he signed for Pollok in 2012 and became an instant hero with the ‘Lok faithful. 44 goals in 55 appearances earned Carlo another crack at Senior football with Dundee last term.

Carlo told pollokfc.com “It’s amazing to be back at Pollok. Newlandsfield has been like a second home to me since I signed first time round, and when I was at Dundee, I tried to get down to as many Lok matches as possible. I had overtures from a few junior teams, but when I spoke to Tony I knew there was only one place I wanted to go. It’s a huge season ahead of the club, and I’m champing at the bit to get started.”

Thursday
Jul102014

Squad News

Two more addtions to Tony McInally’s Pollok squad.

TAM HANLON (3 starts, 3 subs, 1 goal)

A familiar face to ‘Lok fans, 32 year-old winger Tam is back for a second spell at Newlandsfield. He came off the bench against Blairgowrie to net a debut goal in December 2011, but featured only five more times before returning to previous club Shotts Bon Accord. He has also turned out for Lanark United, Baillieston and Albion Rovers.

 

 

PAUL GALLACHER

22 year-old defender Paul makes the short hop to Newlandsfield from Hampden Park having progressed through the ranks with Queen’s Park. The 6’3” full back first appeared for their first team during season 2009/10 and has since made 132 appearances for the Spiders, where he played as first-choice right back last season. Tony McInally said “We’ve been really impressed by Paul having kept an eye on him last season. He’s been outstanding in pre-season training, and we’re really delighted to have signed him. He’s the kind of player who fits our profile perfectly.”

Wednesday
Jul092014

Physio Wanted

Pollok Football Club is seeking a qualified physiotherapist to start working as soon as possible.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in sports physiotherapy and massage.

This post will require availability on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday matchdays.

Interested parties should send a note of relevant qualifications and experience to info@pollokfc.com.

Tuesday
Jul082014

Defibrilator Training Opportunity

As part of the club’s drive to improve facilities at Newlandsfield, the club has purchased a defibrilator for use in case of emergency.

The Scottish Ambulance Service have offered to provide the club with a training morning in the use the defibrilator. This will take place in the pavilion building on Sunday 27th July 2014 at 10am.

The club wishes to make this training opportunity available to all members, supporters and other members of the local community who have an interest in learning more about using a defibrilator.

Anyone who is interested should register their interest by dropping an email to info@pollokfc.com.

 

Friday
Jun272014

Signing News

ALLAN MacKENZIE (Forward, 23) – 15 starts, 16 subs, 4 goals

 

This is Alan’s second spell with Pollok, having originally arrived from Alloa Athletic in the summer of 2010. His solitary season at Newlandsfield saw him lift the 2010/11 D&D Programmes Central League Cup before a move to Tony McInally’s Emirates Scottish Junior Cup winning Shotts Bon Accord side. He rejoins from West Region champions Auchinleck Talbot. (Our apologies to Alan for this old photograph—we’ll get a better one soon!)

 

 

JORDAN LONGMUIR (Goalkeeper, 26)

‘Keeper Jordan has just returned from a trip to Slovenia as part of the EWC Scotland side who topped the standings in the preliminary round of the UEFA Regions’ Cup, Europe’s biggest Amateur tournament. He returns to the Juniors after an extended spell with leading Amateur outfit Colville Park, having spent two years at Bathgate Thistle and a further two at B’ness United.

Jordan spoke to pollokfc.com about his move: “I’m delighted to be joining POllok and I am looking forward to what will hopefully be a successful season that will see Pollok return to the Super Premier division. I’m also looking forwatrd to working with Brian Whelan again, having worked with him on and off since I was 18. He knows me inside-out and I feel like I play best when I work with him on a regular basis.

“Obviously, playing front of a big, vocal and extremely passionate Pollok support was also a big draw for me”

“All in all, I can’t wait to get started!”

 

MICHAEL McGEE (Midfielder) – 0 starts, 1 sub, 0 goals

 

Michael has progressed through the ranks with John Alexander’s Pollok Juveniles side, earning himself an opportunity with the first team at Newlandsfield. He already has one ‘Lok appearance to his name, as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Kilbirnie Ladeside in 2011, and has been included infrequently in Pollok squads since.

 

Thursday
Jun262014

Signing News

Here is the latest face to join Tony McInally’s Pollok team for season 2014-15.

CRAIG BORLAND (defender, 23)
Defender Craig Borland joins Lok from Cumbernauld United. A promising defensive talent, Craig has picked Pollok ahead of a clutch of other clubs looking for his signature.
Craig told pollokfc.com “When Pollok came calling there was only once choice. This is a great club with a lot of history and I believe I will win trophies here.”
“I had heard great things about Tony and his staff, and I think it will be a pleasure to work with them.”
“My aim for this season would be to get a good run in the team, enjoy my football and ultimately, win promotion for Pollok as champions.”
Wednesday
Jun252014

Signing News

One more new face to welcome to Newlandsfield for the new season!

JAMIE DARROCH (Defender, 24)

Right-sided Jamie arrives at Newlandsfield from Irvine Meadow XI, where he spent one season. He was previously with Ashfield, where he won the Evening Times Cup, and with Campsie Black Watch under-21s, leading them to their national cup final in consecutive seasons.

Jamie told pollokfc.com “I received a few offers from clubs to stay in the Super Premier league when word got out that I had decided to leave Irvine Meadow. Speaking to Tony [McInally, manager], the thought of coming to a massive club like Pollok really excited me. Being part of getting this great club back to where it belongs, in the top league, is motivation enough for me. I can’t wait to get started!”

Monday
Jun232014

Signing News

The club is pleased to introduce the final three players who have re-signed for next season.

KIERAN McALEENAN (Midfielder, 26) - 30 starts, 2 subs, 2 goals

 

Kieran made his Pollok debut in a 1-0 Euroscot Engineering Sectional League Cup victory over Arthurlie at Newlandsfield last season before quickly establishing himself as a first- team regular. His versatility has seen him play right across the ‘Lok midfield since joining the club from Rob Roy.

 

MARCO ANDREONI (Midfielder, 25) - 10 starts, 8 subs, 3 goals

 

Marco arrived at Pollok last season after a short spell with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, debuting as a substitute in the 5-1 victory away to Dufftown. Capable of producing some outstanding finishes, his previous clubs also include Bathgate Thistle, Forfar Athletic, Dundee United, Albion Rovers, Airdrie United and Montrose.

 

ALAN LINDSAY (Midfielder, 26)

 

Alan signed for Pollok last summer, but surgery has prevented him from making his competitive debut thus far. Now fully recovered, the former Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Petershill, Elgin City, Stenhousemuir, Ross County and Celtic Youth player is ready to show the ‘Lok faithful what he is capable of.

 

And, introducing the first new face for 2014-15:

ROSS HARKNESS (Goalkeeper, 27)

 

Standing at a height of 6ft 4in, Ross could prove an imposing figure between the sticks for Pollok this season. Formerly with Edinburgh University, Stirling University and Forres Mechanics, he joins ‘Lok from Wishaw, who he helped to gain promotion from the Central Second Division last season. 

Sunday
Jun222014

Squad News

Three more names will join David Winters, Kevin Bradley and Gary Wild in the famous black and white next season.

JAMIE BARCLAY (Midfielder, 19) - 7 starts, 1 sub, 4 goals

Jamie joined ‘Lok from Airdrieonians in January, making his debut as a second-half substitute in the Scottish Junior Cup loss at Penicuik Athletic. He netted in each of his first three starts for the club, and will be looking to contribute further goals from the middle of the park this season.

 

 

WILLIE HOWIE (Midfielder, 31) - 26 starts, 1 sub, 3 goals

Willie has extended his stay at Pollok after an abrupt end to his first season at the club. The former Partick Thistle, Glenafton Athletic and Cumnock man will be eager to make up for lost time at the heart of the ‘Lok midfield during 2014/15.

 

 

 

GRAEME McLAREN (Defender, 23) - 37 starts, 3 subs, 4 goals

Central defender Graeme has signed on for another campaign at Newlandsfield. His time with Pollok has been punctuated with successful spells in amateur football with Wellhouse, but he will be hoping for a consistent run in the first team in what is now his fifth season at ‘Lok.