He was one of the many managers in attendance at the Emirates Junior Cup second round draw on Sunday which saw Pollok come out of the hat against Neilston – by a quirk of fate their opponents in this week's New Coin Holdings Cup opener – which is also at Newlandsfield.
And ambitious gaffer Rich believes the twin Cup showdowns affords his side an ideal chance to build on the momentum gained from lifting the Euroscot Eng League Cup silverware last midweek and Lok then racking up their first Super Premier victory in five outings with a 1-0 defeat of Ashfield on Saturday.
He admitted: "Every team needs a bit of luck and we had our first stroke of it in months when Ashfield missed a second-half penalty kick at the weekend.
"It was pleasing to get our first league win not least because the players went about their jobs in the right manner and served up another decent performance hard on the heels of our deserved 3-0 defeat of Renfrew.
"Having the advantage of home draws in the main cup competitions gives us a real chance to kick on and that's no disrespect towards Robert Fox and his players because nobody at this club will be treating them lightly even though we ran out 5-0 winners in our only previous meeting earlier this season.
"But when all is said and done we have to be looking at getting past lower league opposition –particularly on our own turf – if our target of showing signs of progress by making an impact in the Cups is to be realised."
The Lok boss went on to reveal a marked improvement on his side's injury woes with midfielder Darren Brady and commanding centre-back Stephen Reilly already targeting the Emirates joust with Neilston on October 20 as their comeback date.
He added: "Having everyone fit and available over the coming months is critical to our plans as the squad has looked threadbare at times recently.
"Bringing back Peter McMahon into the picture has been a major plus and I don't think it's any coincidence that we've racked up three clean sheets on the trot since he was installed at the heart of our defence."
Meanwhile, Scotland Juniors drew 2-2 with Rutherglen Glencairn at the Clyde Gateways Stadium last night.
Ian Diack and Tommy Coyne scored for Scotland, with Mark McCarry and Dennis McLaughlin netting for the Glens.