Club Communications

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Jamie Pollock

Jamie Pollock

Albion Rovers have parted company with Jamie Pollock.

The midfielder has joined Clyde on loan to the end of the season.

 


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Thank You From The Beatson

The Beatson Cancer Charity have contacted the club to say a huge thank you for your generosity at Saturday’s game.

The Bucket Collection from the win over Montrose raised the amazing total of £636.94.

It is a fantastic reflection of the kind heartedness of our fans, Montrose’s fans and also a fitting tribute to Elspeth Reilly.

A similar collection at Elspeth’s funeral last week raised £1905.27 so the grand total raised last week sits at £2,542.21.

On behalf of the Beatson and everyone at Albion Rovers we woud like to say thank you very much for your generosity in helping what is a very worthwhile cause.


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New Additions To The Board

The Boardroom at Cliftonhill has two new additions this week.

Neil Logan and Patrick Rolink have become Directors of the club joining Paul Reilly, Stevie Kirk, Terry Gillooly, Ronnie Boyd, Michael Savage (vice- Chairman) and Pat Gillooly (Chairman).

We are sure you will all welcome them on board in their new appointments. expiring sites


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Beatson Charity Day in Memory of Elspeth

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Cliftonhill will be turned yellow on Saturday in tribute to our much loved friend Elspeth Reilly who sadly lost her battle with cancer last month.

Elspeth, wife of club secretary Paul, was a well known and loved face around Albion Rovers and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

In her memory, we are having a special day for this Saturday’s clash with Montrose where we are asking you to join us in celebrating Elspeth’s life and raise money for our nominated charity The Beatson, where Elspeth received treatment during her illness.

The team will wear their new strip (third kit), which has the charity’s logo prominently displayed on the back, along with yellow armbands.

And we’re asking all fans on the day – both home and away – to come to the game wearing everything and anything they have that is yellow, the charity’s colour.

Before kick off, we will have a minutes applause when we ask that you make as much noise as possible as a mark of respect to Elspeth, whose family including her children Andrew and Eilidh, her father and brother will be our special guests on the day.

There will also be a Beatson Bucket collection both inside and outside the stadium and we ask you to give as generously as you can to help fight and find a cure for cancer.

Elspeth’s husband and Albion Rovers secretary Paul Reilly said: “The last few months were a very difficult time for Elspeth, our children and our families, but the support we got from all the staff at The Beatson and everyone at the Beatson Cancer Charity was a great source of strength and comfort throughout Elspeth’s treatment.

“We can’t thank them enough for all they did and it seemed very fitting when the club decided to choose them as their nominated charity. Elspeth was delighted and she would be touched that the club is having a day to not only celebrate her life, but also raise money for a very worthwhile cause. We are urging all our supporters to turn up to our game on Saturday wearing yellow as a tribute to her.”
David Welch, chief executive of Beatson Cancer Charity said: “We have all been incredibly touched by Elspeth’s story and we are honoured to be chosen as the nominated charity for Albion Rovers. To lose someone who is at their prime in life after such a short illness is devastating and highlights just how important this fight against cancer is.”


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Elspeth Reilly

Everyone at Albion Rovers would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to our secretary Paul Reilly on the sad loss of his wife Elspeth.

Paul, their children and extended family are in our thoughts and prayers at this incredibly sad time in their lives.

Elspeth, who passed away yesterday after a short illness, was a well kent face around Cliftonhill and much loved by all who knew her for her bright and breezy nature.

She was never without a smile and was a very special person indeed who will be greatly missed by us all.

Darren Young and the players dedicated yesterday’s win over Berwick, which took them back to the top of the league, to the memory of Elspeth.

We are sure you will all join us in sending Paul and his family our sympathies at this difficult time.


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Renicks Sisters Help Launch New Strip

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Albion Rovers will unveil their latest signing tomorrow – a new all-black strip.

The boys will wear the Adidas kit when they run out for their Valentine’s Day clash against Barry Ferguson’s Clyde at Cliftonhill.

There may be no love lost on the pitch as the two teams go head to head for a crucial three points, but we’re sure you’re all going to love the new look kit – which is available to order from today.

Our favourite Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists Kimberley and Lousie Renicks gave the new strip a bit of sisterly love when they kindly modelled it earlier this week.

They loved it and we’re sure you all will too.

So, if you’re struggling to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the Albion Rovers fan in your life then our new strip might well be the answer.

It is available from our friends at Football Nation via this link below where you can order it from today.

http://www.thefootballnation.co.uk/albion-rovers-fc-online-store-adidas-teamwear/


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Albion denied top spot again

Albion dropped points for the second straight game and missed out on the chance to move top of League Two again courtesy of a 3-2 defeat to East Fife.

Rovers, who originally missed the chance to reach the summit when losing to Elgin over the weekend, were undone by a Kevin Smith brace, which came either side of Nathan Austin’s effort, with three goals coming in the final 10 minutes of a breathless encounter.

Knowing they only needed a point to move into pole position, Albion started brightly with John Gemmell’s header being tipped over the top by goalkeeper Allan Fleming.

They drew first blood in the 24th minute thanks to Marc McKenzie’s stunning strike from near the byline which whistled into the net.

The visitors offered little threat until they were back level nine minutes after the interval, Smith rifling home with his left boot inside the area.

Austin’s 80th-minute header put the Fifers ahead for the first time and although Gemmell’s penalty levelled matters again three minutes later, Smith would have the final say with a clinical finish with five minutes to go.


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Elgin City 2-0 Albion Rovers

The Rovers missed the chance to go top of the table as they were beaten 2-0 at Elgin.

The hosts had not won at home since August but goals from Dennis Wyness and Shane Sutherland secured a fourth win in five outings for Jim Weir’s improving side.

With Arbroath’s game postponed, Rovers could have gone top but fell behind six minutes before the break when Wyness turned in Archie MacPhee’s cross.

Elgin goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw was called on to save from Scott Chaplain before City missed a glorious chance to double the lead.

Neil Parry brought Craig Gunn down in the area but the goalkeeper recovered to stop Archie MacPhee’s spot-kick.

Laidlaw stopped from Ross Dunlop in stoppage time, before Sutherland collected Craig Thomson’s pass at the other end and slotted past Parry to make sure of the points.


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Ross Davidson

Breaking News: Former Kilmarnock player Ross Davidson has signed until the end of the season!