Manager
Rab Sneddon Appointed as successor to Ronnie Lowrie as Lok boss in June 2004, He came to Newlandsfield with an impressive track record of success in management, having previously worked in the Juniors at Blantyre Vics, Shotts Bon Accord, Bellshill Athletic, Larkhall Thistle and Maryhill. A defender, Rab's playing career began at Bellshill YMCA before a season with Cambuslang Rangers then four years at Bellshill Athletic and a half season with Thorniewood United. Rab then went back to Bellshill YMCA to wind down his playing days and become manager. He took over at Blantyre Vics in 1995.

Asst.Manager
Harry Erwin Harry was Rab's number two at both Blantyre Vics and Shotts Bon Accord before taking over the Hannah Park side as manager, who he led to the Sectional League Cup Final against Cambuslang Rangers. He then had a spell assisting Jim Sinnet at Linlithgow Rose before they linked up again at Maryhill. A right-sided defender in his playing days, Harry began his playing career with Motherwell then later signed for Airdrieonians (32 Premier appearances) from Coatbridge YMCA in 1978. He moved to Stenhousemuir in 1982 then onto Alloa Athletic for 1989-90 and East Stirlingshire the year after, in all making 352 league appearances, scoring 34 goals as well as 46 appearances and 6 goals in cup competition.

Coach
Vacant

2005-06 POLLOK FC SQUAD

Goalkeepers
Ian Wilson
Goalkeeper
Age 32
DOB: 15.8.73

After impressing as a trialist, Ian signed for Pollok from Cumbernauld United in July 2002. He also previously played with Pumpherston and Blantyre Vics and began his career with Monklands Juveniles. A great presence in the dressing room, and a vital player on the field, Ian is one of the club's most popular figures.

Ian Wilson's Playing Record for Pollok
2001-02: CUMBERNAULD UNITED
2002-03 (35): 32 starts (YC 0, RC 0)
2003-04 (47): 46 starts, 1 sub app (YC 0, RC 0)
2004-05 (41): 40 starts (YC 0, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 19 starts (YC 0, RC 0)
total: 137 starts, 1 sub app (138)

Robert Burns
Goalkeeper
Age 42
DOB: 26.2.63

Double Scottish Junior Cup winner Robert Burns signed for Pollok in July 2004 to provide back-up for No. 1 Ian Wilson. Robert has played at a number of clubs over the years, including Blantyre Vics with whom he won the OVD Scottish Junior Cup, Albion Rovers, Largs Thistle, Whitburn (where he won another OVD winners medal), Bellshill Athletic, Petershill and most recently Kilbirnie Ladeside.

Robert Burns' Playing Record for Pollok
2003-04: PETERSHILL, KILBIRNIE LADESIDE
2004-05 (41): 1 start, 1 sub app (YC 0, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 2 starts, 1 sub app (YC 0, RC 0)
total: 3 starts, 2 sub apps (5)

Defence
Derek Heaton
Centre back
Age 27
DOB: 3.4.78

Played with Benburb and Yoker Athletic prior to signing for Johnstone Burgh who he joined Lok from in August 2002 for a four figure fee. A tall right-footed central defender, Derek is level-headed on the pitch, and is a model of consistency at the back for the club.

Derek Heaton's Playing Record for Pollok
2001-02: JOHNSTONE BURGH
2002-03 (35): 16 starts, 4 sub apps / 1 goal (YC 3, RC 0)
2003-04 (47): 37 starts (YC 8, RC 1)
2004-05 (41): 37 starts / 4 goals (YC 5, RC 1)
2005-06 (21): 11 starts (YC 0, RC 1)
total: 101 starts, 4 sub apps, 5 goals (105/5)

Chris Cruickshank
Left Back
Age 25
DOB: 25.8.80

Left back Chris signed for Pollok in March 2005 from Stranraer after the best part of two seasons with the Stair Park outfit. In total, he made 10 league appearances for Stranraer. When Maryhill manager Neil Watt switched to Stranraer in 2003, Chris was one of a handful of players who followed. He had originally stepped up to the Juniors from Glasgow Amateurs U21.

Chris Cruickshank's Playing Record for Pollok
2001-02: GLASGOW AMATEURS U21s
2002-03: MARYHILL
2003-04: STRANRAER
2004-05: STRANRAER
2004-05 (41): 11 starts / 1 goal (YC 0, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 19 starts / 2 goals (YC 1, RC 0)
total: 30 starts, 3 goals (30/3)

Stevie Aitchison
Central Defender/
sweeper
Age 29
DOB: 4.9.76

Stevie is a 100% committed tackler who can play either the important role of holding midfielder or more typically a posistion in the back line for Pollok. Stevie began his career with Pollok Juveniles, making a number of friendly appearances for the Junior side in his time at Newlandsfield, before signing for Irvine Meadow. After a successful spell at Meadow Park, he signed for Lok in the summer of 2001. Stevie is also captain of the side and was voted Player of the Year in 2004-05.

Stevie Aitchison's Playing Record for Pollok
2000-01: IRVINE MEADOW XI
2001-02 (40): 32 starts, 1 sub app / 1 goal (YC 7, RC 1)
2002-03 (35): 32 starts, 1 sub app (YC 8, RC 0)
2003-04 (47): 44 starts (YC 6, RC 1)
2004-05 (41): 41 starts (YC 5, RC 1)
2005-06 (21): 17 starts (YC 2, RC 1)
total: 166 starts, 2 sub apps, 1 goal (168/1)

Mark McWilliams
Full back &
defensive midfield
Age 31
DOB: 12.9.74

'Marky' arrived at Pollok from Benburb, where he gave many years of service and was the club's youngest ever captain, and was signed by ex-boss Andy Dailly in 1998. Ever versatile Mark tends to play at full back or in midfield, and is a superb man marker. He has been blighted by injuries though in recent years and is currently helping out with coaching.

Mark McWilliams's Playing Record for Pollok
1997-98: BENBURB
1998-99 (37): 24 starts, 2 sub apps / 2 goals
1999-00 (45): 38 starts
2000-01 (44): 14 starts, 2 sub apps / 2 goals (YC 2, RC 1)
2001-02 (40): 17 starts, 1 sub app (YC 5, RC 0)
2002-03 (35): 4 starts / 1 goal (YC 0, RC 0)
2003-04 (47): 31 starts (YC 4, RC 0)
2004-05 (41): 19 starts, 5 sub apps (YC 2, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): - (YC 0, RC 0)
total: 147 starts, 10 sub apps, 5 goals (157/5)

Peter Jordan
Fullback/Midfield
Age 24
DOB: 9.6.81

Former Pollok Juvenile Peter finally signed for Lok in August 2004. He had previously featured in a handful of games under Ronnie Lowrie in the championship-winning season of 2002-03 but was forced to spend a long spell of time out of the game injured. Peter is very versatile but is most comfortable on the right side.

Peter Jordan's Playing Record for Pollok
2002-03 (35): 3 starts, 1 sub app / 1 goal (YC 0, RC 0)
2003-04: Unattached
2004-05 (41): 10 starts, 10 sub apps (YC 4, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 3 sub apps (YC 0, RC 0)
total: 13 starts, 14 sub apps, 1 goal (27/1)

Joe Carruth
Right Back/ Central Defence / Sweeper
Age 26
DOB: 12.7.79

Joe signed for Pollok in August 2005 from Glenafton Athletic. A Junior Internationalist, Joe began his career with Ayr United but never appeared in the first team. He spent most of his time at Somerset Park farmed out to Glenafton who he eventually signed for. His only Senior appearance came as a trialist during 2004-05 for Cowdenbeath. Joe is a versatile and quick player who can play virtually anywhere in defence but excels in the middle.

Joe Carruth's Playing Record for Pollok
2004-05: GLENAFTON ATHLETIC
2005-06 (21): 15 starts (YC 0, RC 0)
total: 15 starts (15)

John McAulay
Defence / Midfield
Age 33
DOB: 28.4.72

A product of the Clyde youth system, John left the Bully Wee after five seasons and over 100 games in 1995 to join Arbroath, a club he remained at for ten years. While his opportunities in the Arbroath 1st team were limited last year, only coming off the bench three times, the vast experience he has gained at a higher level can only benefit Pollok.

John McAulay's Playing Record for Pollok
2004-05: ARBROATH
2005-06 (21): 13 starts, 3 sub apps (YC 1, RC 0)
total: 13 starts, 3 sub apps (16)

Midfield

Martin Nelson
Left/Centre Midfield
Age 38
DOB: 9.5.67

After signing for Dumbarton from Rutherglen Glencairn, his senior career took him thereafter to Alloa Athletic (where he was crowned player of the season by Wasps fans in his first few months at the club as well as being nominated for Second Division Player of the Year - at the age of 19), Hamilton Accies (where he made both starting and substitute appearances in the Premier League), Raith Rovers, Montrose and Clydebank. Shettleston then Maryhill were his clubs prior to Lok. He signed originally on loan in January 2003 and became a Lok player in June 2003.

Martin Nelson's Playing Record for Pollok
2001-02: MARYHILL
2002-03 (35): 7 starts (YC 0, RC 0)
2003-04 (47): 36 starts, 1 sub app / 1 goal (YC 5, RC 1)
2004-05 (41): 23 starts, 2 sub apps / 1 goal (YC 3, RC 1)
2005-06 (21): 10 starts, 1 sub app (YC 0, RC 0)
total: 76 starts, 4 sub apps, 2 goals (80/2)

John Tinney
Left Midfield
Age 26
DOB: 22.4.79

John began his career at Beith, spending 18 months at the Bellsdale Park side before moving to Benburb then onto Linlithgow Rose. He returned to the Bens before switching to Maryhill and signed for Pollok in July 2004. A renowned penalty taker.

John Tinney's Playing Record for Pollok
2003-04: MARYHILL
2004-05 (41): 24 starts, 5 sub apps / 5 goals (YC 5, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 5 starts, 3 sub apps / 3 goals (YC 0, RC 0)
total: 29 starts, 8 sub apps, 8 goals (37/8)

Derek Paterson
Defensive Midfield
Age 33
DOB: 6.1.72

Defensive midfielder Derek has played Junior at Petershill, Larkhall Thistle and Cumnock. Signed in the summer of 2004, he is a player who both works and tackles hard and provides a bit of steel to the middle of the park when called upon.

Derek Paterson's Playing Record for Pollok
2003-04: CUMNOCK
2004-05 (41): 16 starts, 3 sub apps / 4 goals (YC 5, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 9 starts, 1 sub app (YC 3, RC 0)
total: 25 starts, 4 sub apps, 4 goals (29/4)

Frankie Haggarty
Attacking Central Midfield
Age 27
DOB: 16.11.78

Frankie began his career at Rangers, signing in July 1995 aged 16, but was off the books of the Ibrox side by the time he was 18. His Junior career has taken him to Bellshill Athletic (two spells, in the late 1990s then 2003-04), Coltness United, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy where a broken arm curtailed his career there, Lesmahagow then a two month spell at Larkhall Thistle under Rab Sneddon. He then moved to the New Zealand National League, alongside another Thistle man Andy Essler, at Caversham. Relatively early on in his Lok career he picked up a bad knee injury and missed nine months of football, returning in September 2005. Excellent with the ball at his feet and can strike the ball from distance with accuracy.

Frank Haggarty's Playing Record for Pollok
2003-04: BELLSHILL ATHLETIC
2004-05 (41): 10 starts, 4 sub apps / 1 goal (YC 3, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 8 starts, 2 sub apps, 3 goals (YC 3, RC 0)
total: 18 starts, 6 sub apps, 4 goals (24/4)

Mark McKeever
Right/Left Midfield
Age 30
DOB: 11.7.75

Mark began his career with Dunfermline Athletic though was farmed out to Bonnybridge in 1995. He then joined Linlithgow Rose and was a league winner there before siging for Camelon in 2000. He moved on to Larkhall Thistle in 2002 and then switched to Cumnock briefly in the summer of 2004 before joining Lok.

Mark McKeever's Playing Record for Pollok
2003-04: LARKHALL THISTLE
2004-05: CUMNOCK
2004-05 (41): 21 starts, 9 sub apps / 1 goal (YC 2, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 9 starts, 6 sub apps / 1 goal (YC 3, RC 0)
total: 30 starts, 15 sub apps, 2 goals (45/2)

Bryan Smith
Central Midfield
Age 25
DOB: 13.8.80

Bryan joined Pollok in June 2005 from arch-rivals Arthurlie after spending three seasons at Dunterlie. He began his football with Hillwood Juveniles and was one of a number of that side snapped up by Frank Lynch in 2002.

Bryan Smith's Playing Record for Pollok
2004-05: ARTHURLIE
2005-06 (21): 13 starts, 3 sub apps / 2 goals (YC 1, RC 1)
total: 13 starts, 3 sub apps, 2 goals (16/2)

Willie Stewart
Right Midfield
Age 28
DOB: 16.4.77

Willie signed for Cowdenbeath in the 1995-96 season, though spent most of that time loaned out to Thorniewood United. he stayed with the Blue Brazil in the 3rd Division until 2000 when he switched to Forfar Athletic, stepping up to Division Two in the process. Three years at Station Park was followed by another with East Fife at that level, before joining Lok in the summer of 2004.

Willie Stewart's Playing Record for Pollok

2003-04: EAST FIFE
2004-05 (41): 25 starts, 12 sub apps / 6 goals (YC 1, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 13 starts, 6 sub apps (YC 0, RC 0)
total: 38 starts, 18 sub apps /
6 goals (56/6)

Ross Currie
Midfield
Age 24
DOB: 1.8.81

Versatile Ross signed in July 2005 from Bellshill Athletic after spending two seasons there, and previously was with Arbroath where he played a full season at First Division level. Although he joined the Red Lichties from then-SPL St. Johnstone, he was at Rangers from aged 16 to 20.

Ross Currie's Playing Record for Pollok
2004-05: BELLSHILL ATHLETIC
2005-06 (21): 6 starts, 9 sub apps / 2 goals (YC 1, RC 0)
total: 6 starts, 9 sub apps, 2 goals (15/2)

Andy McClay
Central Midfield
Age 33
DOB: 26.11.72

After a number of seasons and one Player of the Year award, Andy quit Maryhill for Clyde in the summer of 1998, and stayed with the Bully Wee for over four seasons, before rejoining Maryhill early in 2003. His second spell at Lochburn came to an end following managerial changes at both 'Hill and Lok in 2004. He has made a big impression upon the Lok support and can be a hugely influential member of the midfield.

Andy McClay's Playing Record for Pollok
2003-04: MARYHILL
2004-05 (41): 22 starts, 5 sub apps / 1 goal (YC 13, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 13 starts, 2 sub apps (YC 3, RC 1)
total: 35 starts, 7 sub apps, 1 goal (42/1)

Forwards

Martin McLauchlan
Striker
Age 35
DOB: 2.1.70

 

 

 

After starting his career with Neilston, veteran Martin enjoyed the peak of his career in the Scottish League after joining Queen's Park in 1996 from Kilsyth Rangers. He moved on to Forfar Athletic and then Clyde before spells at both Stranraer and Stenhousemuir in 2000-01. Bellshill-born Martin switched back to the Juniors with a move to first club Neilston in the summer of 2001 where he was top scorer in his only season at the Brig. Work commitments took him away from football for a year but he returned to the game with Lok in August 2003. He is one of the club's most popular players and works tirelessly for the side.

Martin McLauchlan's Playing Record for Pollok
2002-03: -
2003-04 (47): 38 starts / 17 goals (YC 5, RC 0)
2004-05 (41): 35 starts, 2 sub apps / 15 goals (YC 9, RC 1)
2005-06 (21): 13 starts, 2 sub apps / 3 goals (YC 1, RC 0)
total: 86 starts, 4 sub apps, 35 goals (90/35)

Gavin Friels
Striker
Age 28
DOB: 3.8.77

 

 

 

Irvine-born striker Gavin signed for Pollok in July 2004 from Auchinleck Talbot. Gavin began his career with Queen of the South in 1995 having signed from Bonnyton Thistle B.C., though went Junior with Dalry Thistle the following season. Stranraer snapped him up in December 1996 and he went on to make 11 starts and 26 sub appearances, scoring once, with a spell farmed back out to Dalry in 1997-98. He signed for Talbot from Stranraer in 1999 and he was a prolific scorer in his five years (over 20 goals for 2003-04) at Beechwood Park.

Gavin Friels' Playing Record for Pollok
2003-04: AUCHINLECK TALBOT
2004-05 (41): 39 starts, 2 sub apps / 32 goals (YC 7, RC 1)
2005-06 (21): 18 starts, 1 sub app / 14 goals (YC 2, RC 0)
total: 57 starts, 3 sub apps, 46 goals (60/46)

Simon Black
Attacking Midfield/
Forward
Age 29
DOB: 7.1.76

 

 

 

Simon started out at Queen's Park aged 17 and made 18 appearances for the Spiders, scoring 3 goals. He then joined Maryhill before moving on to Rutherglen Glencairn, then in 1999 joined Muirkirk. Two seasons with the Ayrshire side (top scorer in his second season) led to a move to Larkhall Thistle with whom he scored 15 goals in 2002-03. He joined Cumnock in 2003-04 and after 18 months there, signed for Lok in January 2005.

Simon Black's Playing Record for Pollok
2004-05: CUMNOCK
2004-05 (41): 10 starts, 5 sub apps / 5 goals (YC 0, RC 0)
2005-06 (21): 15 starts, 3 sub apps / 3 goals (YC 4, RC 0)
total: 25 starts, 8 sub apps, 8 goals (33/8)