Feb 28 2012 By Fraser Wilson
JUNIOR clubs are lining up to sign Pollok stalwart Stevie Aitchison after the defender ended his 11-year association with the Newlandsfield club.
Aitchison negotiated his release on Thursday after slipping down the Lok pecking order under new boss John Richardson.
The 35-year-old admits it wasn't the way he hoped his Pollok career would end after a decade of success which saw him lift four Superleague titles among other trophies.
But he's not short of options as he weighs-up his next move eager to prove he still has what it takes to play at the top of the junior game.
Rutherglen Glencairn, Arthurlie and Renfrew are among the clubs believed to be interested in signing the player.
He said: "I'm in no great rush to get something fixed up as I want to make sure I make the right choice.
"It's a massive thing for me to leave Pollok and I admit I was quite emotional when I went to Hampden on Thursday to hand in my release papers.
"It'll be weird not being a Pollok player but at my age I really need to be playing and I wasn't getting many opportunities of late.
"I feel I still have a lot to offer and, hopefully if I stay free of injury, I could play at the top for another two or three years."
Aitchison also fired a warning to his previous club that they are not too big to be relegated this season as they continue to hover just above the drop zone.
"With the players at the club they should not be in the position they are," he said.
"But results have not been great and they desperately need to string a few wins together to pull clear.
"The players need to start enjoying their football again and they need to realise what it means to play for Pollok."