It would appear the 25-year-old shotstopper has designs on forging a career in this field having previously left Petershill in similar circumstances.
However, there can be no denying the timing of his departure is a real blow to a Pollok side going along strongly on two cup fronts, while also battling to avoid being dragged into the Super Premier relegation dogfight.
Lok gaffer John Richardson took time out from preparing for this week's New Coin Holdings Cup clash at home to Largs Thistle to say: "Stevie is going away for four months and is due to fly out in just over two weeks.
"He is only available to us for the Largs game and the Euroscot Eng Cup-tie away to Dunipace.
"It's a bit of a kick in the teeth coming at this stage of the season, but we have a more than competent goalkeeper on the books in Michael McKinven, who is shaping up as a really terrific young prospect."
Racking up only one win in their last six outings piles added pressure on Pollok going into their Newlandsfield tie.
But Richardson admits to feeling upbeat about the crunch clash.
He revealed: "Other than a slight doubt hanging over Ross Dunlop we have a clean bill of health, with even Willie Sawyers back in contention for a jersey.
"That in itself doesn't guarantee we will play well enough on the day to book a place in the next round, but we have to be positive about our chances given our best performances have come in cup games this season."
The often outspoken Pollok manager shied away from answering questions as to whether his club would be lodging a complaint with West Region bosses over the officiating of referee Nick Walsh in last weekend's 1-1 draw with Petershill.
The whistler's removal of Lok coach Stevie Docherty from the dugout was the third time he has sent off Docco this season, while also dismissing Richardson.
The now-retired John Mitchell similarly incurred Walsh's wrath in a game against Clydebank where midfielder Brian McGinty was also sent packing.
Richardson said: "I will make a point of contacting Referee Development Officer John Fleming for clarification on certain issues which will be kept private, but we are not going to fall out with match referees.
"I won't comment on my own sending off last Saturday, but Docco's was a clear case of mistaken identity.
"He was picked out as a consequence of two of our substitutes, Stevie Miller and Darren Brady, protesting over the free-kick that led to Petershill's equaliser.
"Normally we as a club would take the referee's decision on the chin, but the galling thing on this occasion is that Docco stands to forfeit a good behaviour bond imposed as a result of his earlier dismissals by Mr Walsh.
"It cannot be right to incur a punishment for something you did not do, yet Pollok as a club can only offer support as it is the individual who has to appeal the referee's decision."
The prize for Pollok if they come good in their Euroscot Eng encounter away to Dunipace is a trip to meet Rob Roy.
It is the only potential all- Super Premier pairing pulled from the hat when West Region chiefs recently made the last 16 draw for the Central and Ayrshire trophies.