Category: transfers

Ryan Truesdale Signs Up!

Pollok FC are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Ryan Truesdale from St Cadoc’s

Ryan spent the last two seasons at St Cadoc’s helping them to promotion to the West of Scotland Premier Divison in his first year and making his Newlandsfield debut alongside former teammate Ross Smith in 2022. Last year, Ryan was a part of the St Cadoc’s team that finished third in their debut season in the West of Scotland Premiership.

Ryan has now been reunited with former goalkeeping coach Billy Peacock who coached him at St Cadoc’s in the 2022/23 Season,

We brought Ryan Truesdale in from Arthurlie Amatures when I was at St Cadocs. He is a pleasure to work with, always willing to learn, and he works very hard in training. He will really complement Ben Fry. He will push Ben, which is healthy for both guys. Two good young goalkeepers with big futures. – Billy Peacock

Ryan joins Pollok for the 2024/25 campaign subject to the SFA registration process.

Welcome to Pollok Ryan!

Ryan’s home and away shirts are available to sponsor – get in quickly as almost all of our shirt sponsorships have been snapped up!
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Hear from Ryan Truesdale as to what the ‘Lok fans can expect from him:

 

 

Thomas Starrs joins Rutherglen Glencairn

The club can confirm that young goalkeeper Thomas Starrs has completed a transfer to Ruthglen Glencairn.

Thomas joined Pollok alongside his Bargeddie Colts teammates who formed last season’s under 20s team.

He made his debut off the bench against Forres Mechanics in a pre-season friendly last summer. Soon after, he made his first start in a 1-1 draw against Dundee United B in the Broxburn tournament. With the game going to penalties, Thomas made two saves to take Pollok to the final, where he played the full ninety minutes as Broxburn Athletic won 3-2 in their anniversary tournament.

Thomas was first choice for the Pollok Under 20s team that finished runners up to Benburb in the West of Scotland Development League Conference B – just two points off the title.

Thomas featured three times on the bench last season and was part of Paul Gallacher’s side in the Jordan Longmuir Testimonial Match.

As part of the transfer to Rutherglen Glencairn Pollok, retains the option of first refusal on Thomas in the future.

We would like to thank Thomas for his efforts, with both the first team and Under 20s, and we wish him the best for the future.

Thomas Starrs alongside Jordan Longmuir and Goalkeeping Coach Billy Peacock

Declan Black Signs Up!

Pollok are delighted to announce the signing of 21 year old midfielder Declan Black from Greenock Juniors.

Declan was voted as player of the year last season with Greenock.

Declan joins Pollok for the 2024/25 campaign subject to the SFA registration process.

Welcome to Pollok Declan!

Hear from Declan Black as to what the ‘Lok fans can expect from him:

Liam Lapsley Signs Up!

Pollok are delighted to announce the signing of 21 year old attacking midfielder Liam Lapsley from Largs Thistle.

Liam re-joined Theesel last summer after a season with Greenock Juniors having previously captained their U20 side.

He made 17 appearances last season, scoring twice, with his campaign suffering a severe setback early on as he missed nearly five months of football after being stretchered off at Newlandsfield in Pollok’s 4-2 win in August.

Liam joins Pollok for the 2024/25 campaign subject to the SFA registration process.

Welcome to Pollok Liam!

Hear from Liam Lapsley as to what the ‘Lok fans can expect from him:

Chris O’Kane Signs Up

Pollok are delighted to announce the signing of central midfielder Chris O’Kane from Kirkintilloch Rob Roy!

Chris links up with his former manager Stewart Maxwell, who signed him for Rob Roy three years ago. He made 72 appearances for the Rabs and scored twelve times, with a few of those goals coming against Pollok.

Chris’s most prolific campaign in red and black was his first and the only full season under Maxi in 2021/22, when he scored seven times from midfield.

Chris joins Pollok for the 2024/25 campaign subject to the SFA registration process.

Hear from Chris what the ‘Lok fans can expect to see from him next season:

Ross Smith Signs Up

Pollok are delighted to announce the signing of experienced 32 year old central defender Ross Smith from Broomhill FC.

Joining his Broomhill teammate Ciaran McPhie at Pollok, Ross is no stranger to Newlandsfield having played here for both Kilwinning Rangers in 2021, and for St Cadoc’s in 2022.

Starting his career with Dundee United’s academy, Ross counts Peterhead, Stenhousemuir, and Stirling Albion among his former clubs.

Ross joins Pollok for the 2024/25 campaign subject to the SFA registration process.

Welcome to Pollok Ross!

Hear from Ross Smith as to what the ‘Lok fans can expect from him:

Ciaran McPhie Signs Up

Pollok are delighted to announce the signing of 24-year-old striker Ciaran Mphie, from Lowland League side Broomhill FC where he spent last season.

Before signing for Broomhill, Ciaran was in hot form for amateur side Lochgilphead Red Star scoring an impressive 62 goals in just 23 games. A striker who knows how to find the net, let’s hope he can get himself on the scoresheet for Pollok almost as often!

Ciaran joins Pollok for the 2024/25 campaign subject to the SFA registration process.

Welcome to Pollok Ciaran!

Hear from Ciaran McPhie as to what the ‘Lok fans can expect from him:

24/25 Squad Update

Pollok FC can confirm that Chris Duff, Sean Burns and Matty Burrows will depart Pollok following the expiration of their contracts. Jamie Henry has also been released as he takes a break from football due to work commitments.

Chris Duff joined Pollok in the summer of 2019, having previously played for Rossvale and getting his start in junior football under Stewart Maxwell at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy. A tricky winger, Duff has been a significant goal threat for Pollok over the years, scoring 27 times in 115 appearances, with outside of the foot screamers against Cumnock and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy last season being among the highlights. Despite injuries limiting his minutes, this season has been his most prolific with nine goals, mostly scored off the bench.

 

Sean Burns signed for Pollok in 2022 from Stranraer, having spent seven years at Queens Park, along with spells at Brechin City, Stenhousemuir and Forfar Athletic. He departs Newlandsfield having made 66 appearances, including all eight Scottish Cup ties as we reached the Third Round in each of the last two seasons. In this time, he also chipped in with four goals.

 

Jamie Henry returned to Newlandsfield at the end of 2023 having previously made 46 appearances for Pollok between 2018 and 2020. Between these two spells, he turned out for Wimborne Town and Bemerton Heath Harlequins in England. In the second half of this season, he made sixteen appearances and has now been released from his contract due to work commitments.

 

Matty Burrows arrived last summer from University of Stirling but injuries limited the versatile defender to just four competitive appearances in the early stages of this season.

 

All at Pollok would like to thank Chris, Sean, Jamie and Matty for their contributions to the club during their time at Newlandsfield, and we wish them and their families all the best for the future.

Marc McKenzie available for transfer

Marc ‘Squib’ McKenzie has been made available for transfer by the club at his own request.

The experienced forward has scored five goals in 24 appearances for Pollok having signed in the summer from Hurlford United.

Any interested parties should contact match secretary Jack Docherty. (dochertyjack9@gmail.com / 075 9674 7716)

Jordan Allan Joins Benburb

Pollok FC can confirm that Jordan Allan has been transferred to Benburb.

Jordan joined Pollok in the summer of 2023 from Darvel and counts Dundee United, Montrose, Stirling Albion, and Derry City among his previous clubs. Jordan made ten appearances during his time at Pollok.

All at the club thank him for his contribution to Pollok, and wish him well at New Tinto Park.