Category: transfers

It’s Miller Time!

Pollok have boosted their numbers in midfield with the signing of central midfielder Darren Miller. The 30 year old arrives at the club from league champions Darvel and has previously played with Irvine Meadow XI and Clyde among others. Welcome to Newlandsfield Darren!

Ryan McGregor departs

It can be confirmed that Ryan McGregor, a player to have appeared for the club in three decades, has departed to sign for Arthurlie. The 34-year-old made his Lok debut in July 2009 against St. Anthony’s, making 23 appearances and scoring 6 goals in his first season before a four club and seven-year spell away at Kilbirnie, Petershill, Renfrew and Arthurlie. He rejoined Lok in September 2017 making 102 further appearances in that time. All the best for your future career from all at the club, Ryan.

Ryan McGregor: 125 appearances, 25 goals.

Ryan in action on his Lok debut in July 2009, photo (c) Kathryn MacLeod.

In other news, Ross Shaw has joined Vale of Leven on loan. He made his debut in a 4-0 loss to Vale of Clyde on 24th September.

Peasy Pick Up a Shelvey

It’s farewell to Jordan Shelvey as he signs for Petershill. Signing for the club in November 2019, a combination of lockdown and work commitments limited his game time substantially and as a result of that, despite being with the club for 2 years and 9 months, he only made twelve competitive appearances, scoring three goals. All at Lok wish him well for the future.

Farewell to Matty Grant

Pollok FC can confirm that last season’s player of the year Matty Grant has completed a transfer to League 2 side Stranraer. We would like to thank him for his time at Newlandsfield in which he played 39 games and scored 8 goals from his wingback role.

All at the club wish him well for his future career.

Black and White Cart Watters

It’s a big, welcoming Pollok wave to 24-year-old winger Ryan Watters. Son of former footballer Willie (ex Kilmarnock, Stirling Albion and Maryhill among others), he arrives at Newlandsfield after a meandering, twisting and turning cross-border transfer from Longridge Town of the North West Counties League. Ryan dipped his toe into the football world on the books of Motherwell, signing professionally with them in 2014 though drifted on to St. Mirren thereafter in February 2017. Ryan’s first taste of first team action came after climbing aboard at Albion Rovers, making 21 league appearances for them – ironically his only senior goals to date were a brace against Stirling Albion where his father was a legend. He ventured forth to Stenhousemuir for the latter half of season 2018-19 and played 15 times for them across the two and a half years a Warrior, much of that Covid-hit, of course. In August 2021, he tried his luck south of the border on the banks of the Mersey with Widnes, then of the Northern Premier League West, though moved on to Longridge Town in November 2021.

Speaking to the website, manager Murdie MacKinnon said of him: “We welcome Ryan to the club after a spell playing down south. He adds competition on the left side of the pitch. Ryan has terrific quality and an outstanding work ethic.”

Welcome aboard Ryan!

Ryan McGregor signs up again

One bit of news that was not put out on the website a few weeks ago was the re-signing of Ryan McGregor on a new one-year deal. A key player for the club due to his commitment and versatility, Ryan is a welcome addition to the reshaped Lok side going into 2022-23.

Pollok’s Ryan McGregor opens the scoring

New Doc on duty for Lok

With a few strikers moving on in the latter part of 2021-22, striker Stephen Docherty could be the answer for Lok in our bid to improve on third place last season. After playing for various boys clubs,  Stephen began his non-league career with East Kilbride FC, progressing to their Under 20 squad before transferring to Camelon in the Covid-affected 2020-21 season. He switched to Petershill for the 2021-22 campaign and had a very successful season with the Peasy, scoring 34 goals for them – the highest total since former Lok manager Andy Dailly hit 35 some 40 years earlier. Welcome to Lok, Stephen!

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!