9 Danny Rowe (Striker Attacking Midfield)

Manchester United incredibly agreed up to £136,000 with Preston North End for Danny at 12. Fleetwood Town also paid good money for the 23 year-old who spent last season on loan at Stockport County and Barrow. This is a landmark signing and shows the scope of Simmo’s ambition for Lincoln City as he can play in an attacking midfield, wing or central striking role. For Danny, the one year deal is a chance to ram those promising youth comments down the throats of those who wanted him to develop gently and Simmo will give him every bit of help he can to follow in the footsteps of his million pound plus finds.

Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs.

 KEY = St= starts, Sub= On as Sub, Mins = minutes on the pitch, Ass= Assists, F’s= Fouls, F’ed=Fouled, YC=Yellow Cards, RC= Red Cards. 
No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
9 Rowe 6 2 492 1 6 7 0 6 6 2 0
Ratings G Tot Ave
Rowe 8 58 7.3 7

Danny became the star of the Manchester United U13 side, scoring for fun in the FA Premier Academy League. Preston were not best pleased as they had developed him from the age of six only to lose him at 12, when United offered him a 4 year deal (lads can’t properly join the payroll until 16).  It went to tribunal with staggered payments agreed. The payments were to be £8,000 up front, £8,000 if Daniel signined a scholarship, £20,000 when he turned pro and £100,000 after 10 first-team appearances. Preston had argued that he would have been worth a million if he had gone through their system and then been sold. It might have been the best option for a lad who was swamped at United despite the teenage promise.

Kendal Town took him on and after an impressive first half to the season he was sold to Fleetwood with Nathan Pond coming on loan the other way.  Danny was sent out on loan to gain experience in the first half of the 2011/12 season, becoming the BSN player of the month in November, a month that saw him bang in 7 goals.  Danny got 12 for the bloods in his short stay and caught Stockport’s eye hammering in another 8 including a brace against the Imps when County trounced us 4-0 in April 2012.

Danny spent the first half of last season on loan at Stockport, a side in meltdown on and off the pitch, playing in a variety of positions, mainly from the bench to the frustration of the Edgeley faithful.  He got one goal and laid on 3 in just 612 sporadic minutes of football. Fleetwood then sent him on a half season loan to Barrow in January.  Danny was an inspiration at the relegation haunted Bluebirds who almost escaped the drop. He scored 4 and was credited with 3 assists, although his all round contribution led to far more (he played with namesake Danny Rowe at Barrow confusing the life out of the stattos).

Raid the bookies Imps. This lad will be the first player since Yeo (bow thrice) to bag 20 goals. He has it all. He has the touch and brain of Jamie Taylor. He is a playmaker, who can turn a game either as an attacking central midfielder or left-winger. At 6′ 1″ he can play as a target man or support striker.  His signing should worry Power, who has still to put pen to paper on a new deal.

Welcome Danny, with assist king Sean Newton also aboard Sincil salivates……………….

Danny’s Stockport Stats 2012/13
No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
10 Danny Rowe 5 9  612 1 n/a 3 n/a n/a 0 0
Danny’s Barrow Stats 2012/13
No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
30 Danny Rowe 15 2  1652 4 n/a 3 n/a n/a 1 0
STMI Biopic
Full name Danny Lucas Rowe
Date of birth 29 January 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Blackpool,
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 84Kg (13 st 2 lb)
Position: LW/AMC / CF
Current club Lincoln City
Number 11
Youth career
1996–2008 Preston /Manchester United
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Kendal Town 14 (11)
2010-13 Fleetwood 7 (0)
2011 Droylesdon (loan) 12 (12)
2013 Stockport County (loan x 2) 22 (9)
2013 Barrow (loan) 17 (4)

Posted on May 14, 2013, in 0 Who Is? Or rather who are we looking at, Squad, Transfer News, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Scfc BSN bound...

    Good player, not a doubt about it. His first spell with us, (County!), was a revelation, the second far from it. Never looked fit, all sorts of rumours about pleurisy. If he gets fully fit then you’re onto a winner

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