Iain Russell

DOB: 14th November 1982 (Dumfries)

Vastly experienced forward Iain, originally from Annan, joined Lok on a two year deal in the summer of 2019. He began his career as a schoolboy on the books of Rangers, signing professionally for the Ibrox side aged 16. He never made a league appearance for Rangers and departed for Motherwell in 2002 where he made 5 sub appearances for the Well in the top flight. Regular football came to Iain when he joined 3rd tier Dumbarton 6 months later, and he found the net 33 times for the Sons in his first spell there. He honed his reputation for finding the back of the net with a switch to fellow League One side Brechin, netted 21 times for them in 2006-07. Those goalscoring exploits landed him a switch to Morton, though despite featuring regularly for the Championship side for the first two seasons, he spent his final year at Cappielow mostly out on loan back at L1 level. Livingston snapped him up for the 2010-11 L1 campaign and he helped them to promotion with 22 goals. He added the same and more in his two Championship years at Livi then 32 for Queen of the South over three seasons back in his home county. Airdrie became his tenth club in 2016, and he rewarded the Diamonds with 18 goals, though at the end of that season, with a year on his contract, he hung up his boots. Dumbarton coaxed him out of retirement in January 2018 and he remained there for 18 months before his summer 2019 transfer to Lok.

Competitive debut: 27th July 2019 (Pollok 10 Shettleston 1, West Sectional League Cup)

First goal for Pollok: 31st July 2019 (Maryhill 0 Pollok 8, West Sectional League Cup)

Career history to date

Pollok FC: June 2019 – present
Dumbarton FC: January 2018 – June 2019
Airdrieonians FC: June 2016 – January 2018
Queen of the South FC: June 2013 – June 2016
Livingston FC: June 2010 – May 2013
Stirling Albion FC: March 2010 – May 2010 (on loan from Morton)
Alloa Athletic FC: September 2009 – December 2009 (on loan from Morton)
Greenock Morton FC: August 2007 – May 2010
Brechin City FC: June 2006 – August 2007
Dumbarton FC: February 2003 – May 2006
Motherwell FC: August 2002 – January 2003
Rangers FC: July 1999 – June 2002

Youth level (Pre-16):
Rangers FC

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