Oldham Athletic pulled off something of a transfer coup yesterday by adding prolific Fylde striker Danny Rowe to their squad for the remainder of the season.
The forward penned an 18-month deal at Boundary Park after an astonishing spell with the National League side. He scored 192 goals in 293 games for the non-league side after seemingly dropping down the divisions through his career.
The 30-year-old began his career at Manchester United before being released and drifting into non-league. He played for Fleetwood Town in 2010 before heading out on loan to Droylsden, scoring 12 in 23 games. That form alerted Stockport where he struggled for game time, later going on loan to Barrow and Lincoln before signing for Fylde.
The transfer has been in the pipeline for a while, as Rowe told the club’s official site.
“It’s been going on for a quite a bit to be honest now, so I’m just very happy to get here and play in the Football League which is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
“I knew of the interest from the club in the summer and unfortunately it never happened but I was aware of the interest again earlier on this month and I wasn’t sure what was happening with my current contract I had till the end of the season.”
Whilst the signing certainly seems to be a coup for the Latics, fans of his former clubs have been quick to comment on the move too, as you’ll see below.
Nah. Not for me. Won't cut it in the EFL
— Shane Clarke (@ImpGunner) January 16, 2020
Good signing there Latics. My Oldham mate down the pub here in Spain will be stoked! ?
— Thermawatt (@Thermawatt) January 17, 2020
Thank you for confirming Fylde’s relegation from all at Stockport County!
— Frank ? (@uth29) January 16, 2020
He’s been horrendous this year mate.
— Max (@Max96545022) January 16, 2020
Slow, lazy and not a team player; as you’ll see shortly. Very poor signing ???
— Brian Bowden (@mrbowden1985) January 17, 2020
3 years too late
— Harry Metcalfe (@HarryMetcalfe1) January 16, 2020
Not really he's not wanted to be here since last August lost most of his team mates to league end of last season. He's struggled with mood/placement no idea – he's not quick so I hope he fits in well with his new team.
— Angelalynn White (@WhiteAngelalynn) January 16, 2020