Pollok have moved to strengthen the midfield before tomorrow afternoon’s opening league clash away to Greenock, after injury put both Willie Howie and Alan Lindsay on the sidelines for an extended period.
John Sweeney, recently released by Clyde, will need no introduction to the Newlandsfield faithful. John scored 7 goals from midfield in 52 appearances for Lok before leaving for senior football, and went on to captain Clyde for 3 seasons.
John told pollokfc.com: “I had four amazing seasons at Clyde, but football being football, it was time for me to move on. I had a number of offers from senior teams and interest from across the juniors; but I knew from my previous spell that the buzz of playing at Newlandsfield is infectious, so when I heard that Pollok had called, I knew there was only one option for me. It’s going to be a tough season, but I’m ready for the challenge and can’t wait to get started against Greenock tomorrow.”
Tony McInally pulled off a second major transfer coup today, capturing the signature of versatile midfielder Findlay Frye from last season’s Scottish Junior Cup runners-up Glenafton. The Lok faithful will most likely remember Findlay from this stunning goal he scored at Newlandsfield for Irvine Meadow IX (viewers of a sensitive disposition should look away now).
Tony McInally was emphatic in his praise for both players: ‘I’m incredibly pleased to bring both of these talented and dynamic midfielders to the club. I’m sure supporters will see quickly what they will bring to the team’.
Both are available for selection against Greenock tomorrow.