Category: players

The Mullen is over – Fraser says AYE! to Murdie

Welcome to Pollok, Fraser Mullen!

Defender/ midfielder Fraser has joined Pollok from Cowdenbeath. He started off his career with Hearts, coming through the Jambos youth system and going on to make 8 first team league appearances. He transferred across the city to Hibs ahead of the 2013-14 season and played 3 times for the Easter Road side but switched to Raith Rovers later that season and appeared 10 times for them in the Championship that year. He moved on to East Fife for 2014-15 and remained in Methil for two seasons, switching across the Kingdom in 2016 when he joined Cowdenbeath. He remained at Central Park for six seasons and though primarily a right back, he featured mostly at left or right midfield in 2021-22.

Sinna-Mon The Lok!

Pollok FC are delighted to announce the signing of former Broomhill and Annan Athletic right-sided player Ryan Sinnamon. Ryan is a Scottish U19 cap and began his career with Rangers in 2012 when they started off their return to the top flight from League 2 and remained on their books into their first season back in the elite. He had loan spells with Falkirk and Annan Athletic while at Ibrox, ending his time there with a transfer to Elgin City. He had a second spell at Annan in 2017-18, remaining there for two seasons, then had his first taste of Lowland League action, with East Kilbride, in 2019-20. He spent the ‘covid’ season having a third stint at Galabank, then joined Broomhill ahead of the 2021-22 season. Welcome aboard Ryan!

Pollok’s Shaw nets extension

It can be confirmed that young keeper Ross Shaw has signed a contract with the club for the coming season. The 20 year old joined Lok’s development side from BSC Glasgow in 2020. He will aim to challenge Josh Lumsden and Jordan Longmuir for the No 1 jersey. Well done Ross!

Second coming for Christie

His previous spell with Lok might have been brief but Darren Christie has re-signed for the club for the 2022-23 season.

A wide midfielder, Darren originally signed for Pollok in June 2020 following six seasons with Beith Juniors. In his time at Bellsdale Park, he won the Scottish Junior Cup, West Super Premier League championship, Ayrshire Cup and the West of Scotland Cup. He has also played with Neilston Juniors, St. Peters Juveniles, Barrhead BC and both St. Mirren and, briefly, Celtic at pro-youth level.

2020-21 was a non-starter for Pollok, but he committed his immediate future to the club by signing a contract extension in October 2020 to see him remain at Lok until the end of the 2021-22 season. Darren was loaned out to both BSC Glasgow and League Two side Annan Athletic during Lok’s season out of competitive action. He transferred to Stenhousemuir, having played under manager Stephen Swift at BSC, in the close season of 2020-21 into 2021-22 with only 4 friendly appearances in Lok colours accrued before the Covid shutdown. After a very successful season with the Warriors, playing 38 times and scoring 3 goals, he re-signed for Pollok in June 2022.

Welcome back Darren!

We’ve only Sean and done it

Welcome to Pollok FC, Sean Burns! An experienced left-back, Sean is a product of the St. Mirren youth system and signed his first professional contract with the Buddies in May 2008. He made two appearances for them in the top flight, making his debut on 14th February 2009 in a 2-2 draw with Falkirk. He moved on to Airdrie United at the end of his contract in the summer of 2010, making three appearances for them on a short-tterm deal before he came aboard at Queen’s Park where he got his first taste of a run-in the first team. He played with the Spiders for over seven seasons, making almost 200 appearances for them in the league at which point, in 2018, he transferred to Brechin City. Moves to Forfar Athletic and Stenhousemuir followed before joining Stranraer in the summer of 2020 and it is from the Blues that he joins Lok on a deal through to the end of the 2023-24 season.

Danny Kenz his future – and it Loks bright

It is great news for Lok fans this morning – Danny MacKenzie has signed a new deal that keeps him in Lok colours until the end of season 22-23. The 29-year-old originally signed for Lok in June 2018 from Kirkintilloch Rob Roy – and was player of the year in his first season, making 75 appearances in the time since.

Krol Up For a New Deal

Pollok are delighted to confirm that Kamil Krol has signed his first professional contract with the club until the end of the 2022-23 season. Coatbridge-based but Polish-born Kamil joined the Lok Development team in 2020 from Airdrieonians and made his first team debut off the bench away to Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in October 2021. Seven more substitute appearances followed before he was given a start in the West of Scotland League Cup semi-final at Hurlford United earlier this month (June).

Things McCann Only Get Better

Pollok FC are delighted to confirm two significant re-signings for 2022-23. First up is frontman Stuart McCann.  He made 46 appearances for the side last season, netting 18 goals, including the first under the new floodlights against Clydebank.

Joining Stuart in signing on again is his brother Gary McCann. Injuries reduced Gary’s appeances last season to 15, with two goals. 2022-23 will be his seventh year in Lok colours.

It’s great to see both McCanns committing to another season at Lok and this means the squad now looks like:

David Brownlie (2024)
Chris Duff (2023)
Dylan Dykes (2023)
Del Esplin (2025)
Adam Forde (2023)
Shaun Fraser (2023)
Evan Horne (2024)
Jordan Longmuir (2023)
Josh Lumsden (2023)
Jonny Lyon (2024)
Gary McCann (2023)
Stuart McCann (2023)
Craig Menzies (2023)
Jordan Shelvey (2023)
Mark Sideserf (2023)

Stay tuned for more signings and re-signings!

Squad update: June 2022

It can be confirmed today that two of Pollok’s first team squad are being released as manager Murdie MacKinnon looks to freshen up the side. First up to depart is Bryan Wharton. Bryan joined the club in September 2017 on loan from Queen’s Park, with the deal becoming permanent later that year. He moved on to Albion Rovers for two seasons, eventually rejoining Pollok in July 2020, with covid effectively making his time away a three-year hiatus. He went on to make 64 appearances for Lok, scoring 10 goals.

Also departing is Grant Evans. Grant signed for Lok in August 2016 from Irvine Meadow XI and made a grand total of 100 appearances for the club, the last of which coming in Saturday’s semi final defeat to Hurlford United. He also scored 3 goals for Lok.

Both players leave with heartfelt thanks for their service to the club over the past few years.

Also moving on are three recent additions to the first team pool: Keelan Braonan, Jack Grimshaw and Thomas Haggarty.

Former Airdrie youth Keelan signed up with the Lok 20s side in July 2020 and went on to make 22 appearances for them before the team closed down in March of this year. He made three first team appearances, with his debut coming on 16/4/22 in the 5-1 win at Lanark.

Jack Grimshaw was the youngest member of the Lok first team squad this season until the very last match when Kieran Davies became the first 2003 player to represent Lok in competitive action. Also ex-Airdrie, Jack made two appearances for the club, the first coming back in October 2021 away to Kirkintilloch Rob Roy – he will be able to recall that special day as also being when Jordan Longmuir scored from his own penalty area. As well as his two Lok matches, he played 22 times for the Under 20s.

And finally, Thomas Haggarty. Thomas, or Timbo as he is known, joined the club from Glenvale and also made his Lok debut in the Rob Roy game that featured Jack Grimshaw and went on to play five times in total for Pollok. His sole start came in the Hurlford United semi-final in the last game of the season. He netted 14 goals in 24 appearances for the Under 20s this season.

Best wishes to all five players moving on with your future careers and we hope to see you back at Newlandsfield in future, as a supporter or on the pitch.