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Note for supporters – Pollok v Clydebank

Supporters should note that whilst tomorrow’s West of Scotland Premier Division match against Clydebank is not all-ticket, a large crowd is anticipated. Supporters can purchase tickets online through our partner Fanbase in advance of the match at the link below.

Purchase your Pollok v Bankies ticket here!

Remaining tickets will be sold at the gate on a first come first served basis until capacity is reached. In order to avoid disappointment please purchase online or arrive at the ground in sufficient time to gain entry.


As this is a league game, membership is valid and members DO NOT require a ticket for entry. Entry for members is, as usual, through the members gate.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Newlandsfield tomorrow afternoon!


Remembering Baxter McLelland and Peter Lockhart

All at Pollok Football Club were saddened to learn of the recent passing of two stars of the 1950’s, Baxter McLelland and Peter Lockhart.

Goalkeeper Baxter spent four seasons at Newlandsfield between 1951 and 1955, the club reaching the quarter-finals of the Scottish Junior Cup in his first season where they lost out to Camelon.

The highlight of his ‘Lok spell came on 29th May 1954 when he kept goal as Pollok lifted the Glasgow Junior Cup at Celtic Park, St. Roch’s being defeated by the odd goal in five.

In recent years Baxter was still a regular attendee at the ground, cheering on the team from the terraces.

Midfielder Peter joined ‘Lok for the 1957-8 season, a campaign which ended memorably for Pollok. On the final day of the season, 21st June 1958, the club found themselves due to play in the final matches of two separate cup competitions, the Erskine Hospital and Glasgow Junior Charity Cups.

A 3 o’clock kick off at Benburb’s Tinto Park saw Clydebank defeated 6-2 in the Erskine final, while at 7.15pm at Shettleston’s Greenfield Park Maryhill Harp were waiting in the final of the Glasgow. Despite the afternoon’s triumph, and the evening match going into extra time, ‘Lok secured their second trophy of the day with a 6-4 win. Peter played in both matches and scored in the latter.

Like Baxter, Peter, until recent years, could be found down Newlandsfield way spending many a happy hour in the Social Club with those other much-missed figures, Messrs Tait and Shaw.

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Pollok Football Club are with the friends and families of Mr McLelland and Mr Lockhart at this sad time.

Player Sponsorship Season 2021/22

Player Sponsorship is still available for several players costing £75 for the season. As well as getting behind your favourite player, you’ll receive their match shirt at the end of the season. Sponsor names will also appear on the website and in the matchday programme (on it’s return!).

Anyone interested in sponsorship should email info@pollokfc.com for further details and player availability.

Sheldon joins the backroom

The club are delighted to welcome Brian Sheldon back to the club as part of Murdo MacKinnon’s management team.

A now familiar face at Newlandsfield, Brian started his football career at Larkhall Thistle followed by a two year spell at Airdrie, with moves to Livingston Utd, Cambuslang Rangers and Pumpherston thereafter. 

His coaching career began at first Junior club Larkhall, and took in Cumnock before he joined the Shotts BA management team in 2009. He joined Pollok in 2013 before leaving in 2018, after nearly 5 years at the club, but has now returned to Newlandsfield to the delight of manager, Murdie MacKinnon.

“I am delighted to welcome Sheldy back to the club as part of our management team.

Sheldy, is a first class individual who simply tells it how it is. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to what is already, a fantastic backroom team. He is familiar with the club, committee, players and supporters and will now contribute to our success moving forward! I welcome him back to the club and all of the management team look forward to working with him moving forward!”

Speaking to pollokfc.com, Sheldon expressed how happy he was to be back;

During my previous spell at Pollok I was touched by the entire ethos of the club and the many hard working individuals behind the scenes that have made the club what it is, sadly some no longer with us. I left the club due to personal circumstances however I have continued to keep in touch both with committee members and Murdie. I didn’t know Murdie overly well when he joined the club however having worked with many people over the years in football I instantly recognised his energy , integrity, knowledge and above all honesty which are so important in this game which can be full of egos.

As such we have built a solid relationship over the years and I have helped out in various capacities. Murdie has developed a first class management team full of like minded people and when we discussed the opportunity of returning to the club in a formal capacity I had no hesitation in accepting . My role will evolve as required.

Welcome back, Sheldy!

Pre-season – Ticket Information

Pollok are delighted to announce that due to this weeks move to Level 2 restrictions in Glasgow, we will be able to admit a limited number of supporters for our upcoming pre-season fixtures at Newlandsfield.

The limited capacity of 250 spectators means that the matches will be ticketed and tickets must be purchased in advance from the club. Tickets are designated for HOME SUPPORT ONLY.

The following arrangements apply to our home matches below

19/6 Auchinleck Talbot, 2pm

23/6 Linlithgow Rose, 7pm

26/6 Arthurlie, 2:30pm

3/7 Cowdenbeath, 2pm

Tickets for each match are priced at £5 (free for members) and must be purchased in advance from Newlandsfield on one of the following dates.

Saturday 12th June, 10am-12pm

Sunday 13th June, 11am-12pm

Wednesday 16th June, 7pm-9pm

Tickets for all 4 games will be available at these times.

Current Pollok members have already been allocated a ticket (free) as per their membership but they must arrange collection of their tickets prior to the final selling date on the 16th of June. If any member is unable to attend any of the matches, please let the club know so that we can reallocate your ticket and make it available for General Sale. Any unclaimed member tickets will be made available on the final selling day so please contact the club in advance of this if you need to make alternative arrangements.

We ask all supporters to adhere to COVID protocols in place at the ground and would advise that any supporter turning up at Newlandsfield on matchday without a ticket will not gain entry.

If members or supporters have any questions please either contact a committee member or contact the club on info@pollokfc.com

Only Sport add new Lok merch

If you’re looking for a last minute gift or just want to treat yourself, our kit partners over at Only Sport have added some great new Pollok kit and merch to the range.

As well as the new Kappa Pollok kits, the range now includes jackets, gilet’s and bobble hats. An ideal time of year to keep warm and wear the Pollok badge with pride.

Visit Only Sport’s online shop to order now!


Contract extension for Gal

Pollok are delighted to announce that club captain, Paul Gallacher, has penned a contract extension which will keep him at the club until the Summer of 2022.?

Gal joined Pollok in 2014 from Queens Park, where he had spent six years, and has since made 195 appearances for the ?Lok, scoring 16 goals.?

We caught up with Gal (at a safe social distance) to get his thoughts on the next few seasons and why he wanted to commit himself to Pollok. 

?I?m delighted to have agreed an extension to my contract. It was a very easy decision to make. I?ve loved my last 6 years at the club and I feel that I have unfinished business as all I want is to bring success to the club.?

It?s a disappointing end to the season as I would have loved the opportunity to make the Scottish Cup Final and hopefully go on and win it. It?s something I have been so determined to achieve, particularly after coming so close in my second season here.??However, we all fully understand and agree that people?s health and well-being is the most important thing at this point in time.

Looking forward to next season, I feel we have a great squad to build on. A squad which in my opinion is yet to reach its full potential. I am feeling positive about the league restructure and look at it as an opportunity for Pollok to be successful and compete at the highest level possible.?

We can’t wait to see Paul and the rest of the team back on the Newlandsfield turf in the future.


Join the 1908 club

These are undoubtedly tough times for everyone and we hope that our supporters are keeping safe and well in the circumstances. As we enter a period without any scheduled matches, having a consistent source of income is a great benefit to Pollok FC and our?1908?club is a well established and important source of income for us.?We’d like to?increase the contribution that?the?1908?club?makes to the finances of the club year-round?with?more?fans signing up for a monthly standing order or a one off donation.?If, during these difficult times, you are able to join the?1908?club it will make a tremendous difference.

More details on the 1908 club and how to sign up can be found here

Welcome to Pollok…Jordan McMillan

Pollok are pleased to announce the signing of Jordan McMillan on a permanent contract until the end of this season following a successful loan spell.?

Jordan joined the Lok on loan from Dumbarton in December and made 4 appearances before the loan period ended on Jan 27th. After his release from Dumbarton earlier this week, Jordan has put pen to paper on a permanent deal meaning he will finish this season as a Pollok player. 

Jordan has vast senior experience counting Rangers, Partick Thistle and Dunfermline among his previous clubs. 

Welcome to Pollok, Jordan!