Introducing our Development squad (part 1)

In the first of a number of posts introducing the members of our Under 20 Development squad, today we are going to say a big hello to Luke Biggart and Douglas Cummings.

Luke is 18 years of age and joins Pollok 20s from Airdrieonians where he played under Stephen McKenna and Chris Ferguson. He is a composed, energetic and versatile left-footed player comfortable in any left and central defensive / midfield positions. He joined the Diamonds in 2018 after switching to their youth system from home town team Motherwell, and in 2019-20 was a regular feature for the Diamonds reserves, both at training and in games. Luke is a decent passer of the ball and likes to get involved in set pieces.

Luke Biggart checks out the home dugout c/o Gerry McMillan

Also being announced today is Douglas Cummings. Douglas is a midfielder and is one of the players stepping up from Pollok United. He counts St. Cadoc’s and Stamperland YFC as clubs he was with prior to signing up with PUSA in 2017.

Despite being an ’01, Douglas has played much of his career with 2000-aged teammates, punching above his weight, and last season helped the 21s to promotion in the West of Scotland League at the first time of asking. He can play a variety of roles, from central defence to defensive midfield to an overlapping full back, and gets in among the goals as well. Douglas is currently a law student at Strathclyde University and is looking forward to getting involved in the new set-up.

Douglas signs up from Pollok United c/o Ross MacDonald

Welcome to both players and stay tuned for more announcements as the Development squad slots fill up!