Category: transfers

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!

All aboard for Buchanan

Pollok are delighted to confirm that Robbie Buchanan has signed for the club on a two-year deal following his departure from Cowdenbeath. Forward Robbie, who has played wide right thtoughout his career, is a product of the Rangers and Hearts youth systems, and he signed his first professional contract with the Jambos in July 2013. Robbie made four first team league appearances for Hearts in season 2014-15 but spent the bulk of his career getting experience on loan elsewhere. He had three loan spells with Cowdenbeath and another with Brechin City before a permanent switch to Central Park was made in the summer of 2017. Over the course of his time with Cowden, he made 171 league appearances, scoring 20 goals. Welcome aboard Robbie!

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 Scott another signing to announce…

It’s a big Pollok welcome to experienced central defender Scott Rumsby! Scott began his professional career on the books of Rangers, signing for them days after his 16th birthday after a few years in their youth set-up. At the expiry of his deal, he transferred to Aberdeen, though in his three years with the club he did not play first-team football. He spent his final year at Pittodrie on loan to Stranraer where he made 27 appearances, netting once. Stranraer signed him upon his release from the Dons and he spent two further seasons at Stair Park, making 85 appearances in total at League 1 level for them. He signed for Peterhead in 2016 and transferred to Cowdenbeath midway through the season, remaining with them until the summer of 2018. He then spent four years with Clyde, making 109 league appearances for the Bully Wee, scoring three times. He signed for Lok on an initial one-year deal in the summer of 2022.

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.

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: latest re-signings

A number of players have committed their futures to Pollok in recent weeks, so just to bring supporters up to date:

Derek Esplin

Del has signed a new contract tying him to Newlandsfield until June 2025. This was fantastic news that Del, with a year to run on his present deal, saw his future in the black and white of Lok. His value to the club was recognised at the Player of the Year awards where he picked up Fan’s Forum Player of the Year, Player’s Player of the Year and Management team’s Player of the Year – good to keep you Del!

Mark Sideserf

The very popular ”Sidey’ signed a new deal in May 2022 that sees him remain with the club until the end of the 2022-23 season. Long may he run down the left flank!

Evan Horne

Evan joined the club at the start of the season but has signed up for a further two years, meaning he is with the club until June 2024.

So, adding those to the players already on board for 2022-23, this is the current situation:

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)
Craig Menzies (2023)
Jordan Shelvey (2023)
Mark Sideserf (2023)

More updates as and when they occur!