Exciting forward Derek Hepburn has agreed to extend his contract at Newlandsfield for Season 2016-17. 22-year-old Hepburn agreed terms after talks with Pollok manager Tony McInally, who was intent on seeing his starlet remain in black and white next season.
"Del is an outstanding young talent," McInally explained to pollokfc.com. "He has served his time in the district leagues, and anyone who has watched him in recent weeks will know what an exciting prospect he is. He's skillful on the ball, lightning quick, and has a sharp eye for goal.
"For as much as he's maybe not played as much as he would have liked this season, I feel that he's a better player now than he was when he signed, having spent the season around seasoned professionals, like the Winters brothers and Paul Gallacher, and getting a feel for life in the top league.
"We've asked Del to put his faith in us, to let us assist him in becoming a top-level junior forward, and we're simply delighted that he's agreed to do just that."
Hepburn told pollokfc.com: "I'm really pleased to have signed on at Pollok for the new season. I knew before I came that this was a big club, but I think it's hard to understand what it's like to be roared on by such a noisy and passionate support, unless you've experienced it first hand!
"In reality, all the players in squad have been great to work with, and I've really felt my own game come on.
"I feel as if I've done pretty well in my run of games over the last few weeks, and I hope supporters are starting to get a feel for what I can do. I'd love to finish my first season at Pollok with a trophy, and maybe even nick a goal!
"As much as the season's nearly over, I'm looking forward to having a few weeks rest, before I get into preseason and try to stake my claim for a place in the gaffer's plans for the next season."
Hepburn is available for selection for tomorrow evening's Central League Cup final at Somervell Park, Cambuslang.