Rene Howe

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Rene Howe
Rene Howe 04-09-2010 1.jpg
Howe playing for Rushden & Diamonds in 2010
Personal information
Full name Jermaine Renee Howe[1]
Date of birth (1986-10-22) 22 October 1986 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Bedford, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Bedford Town 81 (31)
2006–2007 Kettering Town 40 (25)
2007–2011 Peterborough United 15 (1)
2008 Rochdale (loan) 20 (9)
2008–2009 Morecambe (loan) 37 (10)
2009 Lincoln City (loan) 17 (5)
2010 Gillingham (loan) 18 (2)
2010–2011 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 19 (6)
2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 12 (1)
2011–2013 Torquay United 81 (28)
2013–2014 Burton Albion 11 (2)
2014– Newport County 15 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 25 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jermaine Renee Howe (born 22 October 1986), known as Rene Howe, is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Newport County.

Howe began his senior career at Bedford Town in 2003, making 81 league appearances prior to joining Kettering Town in 2006. Having scored 25 goals in 40 league games for Kettering, he switched to Peterborough United in May 2007. He struggled to break into the side, making just 18 appearances in four years, and spent loan spells at Rochdale, Morecambe, Lincoln City, Gillingham, Rushden & Diamonds and Bristol Rovers. He left Peterborough permanently in July 2011 when he switched to Torquay United, and he established himself in the side over the next two years. Having made 89 appearances for Torquay, Howe joined Burton Albion in July 2013 but left by mutual consent in January 2014. He subsequently joined Newport County managed by his former Rushden & Diamonds manager Justin Edinburgh.

Club career[edit]

Bedford Town[edit]

Born in Bedford, Bedfordshire,[1] Howe was educated in Bedford at Mark Rutherford School. He also has trained as an electrician.

Kettering Town[edit]

He was signed by Kettering Town in 2006 from his hometown club, Bedford Town, after impressing for them.[2] Manager Morell Maison believes that Howe will be a "sensational talent" and making history with the club by becoming the first Poppies player in almost half a century to score five goals in a game, in a 10–1 win over Clitheroe.[3] Howe scored 25 goals in the 2006–07 season, helping Kettering to finish as runners-up in the Conference North.

Peterborough United[edit]

He was signed by Peterborough United on 2 May 2007 for an undisclosed fee.[4] Upon the move, Howe says he aimed at the club was to score fifteen goals in his first season.[5] He scored his first Posh goal against Brentford in November 2007.

With few appearances in his first Peterborough season, Howe went out on loan at Rochdale, until the end of the season.[6] After impressing, Howe later joined Morecambe on loan for the 2008–09 season on 22 July 2008.[7] He returned to Peterborough on 28 April 2009, one game before the end of Morecambe's season.[8] In July, Director of football Barry Fry accepted a bid for Howe of £150,000 from an unnamed club.[9] Instead, on 3 August, Howe signed a six-month loan deal with Lincoln City.[10] He scored for Lincoln in their 3–1 defeat to Morecambe. In December 2009, he was sent back to Peterborough United after sustaining an injury.[11]

On 20 January 2010, he joined Gillingham on loan until the end of the season.[12] He scored his first goal for the Gills in his twelfth appearance during a 3–0 win against Southend United on 5 April.[13] However, Manager Mark Stimson turned to sign Howe on a permanent basis, citing the price range is the main reason.[14]

Ahead of the 2010–11 season, Howe went on trial at Southend United,[15] but Director of football Fry stated the club wasn't keen to sign him.[16] After playing on trial for the club in an August 2010 friendly against a West Brom XI side, Howe signed on loan for Rushden & Diamonds until the following January.[17] Manager Justin Edinburgh played a role in convincing him to join the club, so he can kick-start his career.[18] While on loan at Rushden and Diamonds, Howe stated his desire not to return to his parent club.[19] Despite their effort to extend his loan,[20] Rene returned to Peterborough on 1 January, following Rushden & Diamonds 3–0 defeat to Luton Town with manager Justin Edinburgh claiming there were numerous league clubs interested in signing Howe.[21]

Howe joined Bristol Rovers on loan less than a month after his return from Rushden & Diamonds,[22] and made his first team debut away to Walsall on 29 January when he came on as a substitute, replacing Jo Kuffour. Howe scored his first Rovers goal against Oldham Athletic on 19 February 2011. By 2 March 2011, Howe had his loan spell with the club extended until 30 April 2011.[23] Howe also not ruling out to join Bristol Rovers on a permanent basis in the near future.[24]

Torquay United[edit]

Howe joined Torquay United on a two-year contract on 13 July 2011 at Torquay United,[25] having been released by Peterborough United in the summer.[citation needed] Ahead of the move, Manager Martin Ling commented about Howe, describing him as: "He's the type we need – he's big and strong and can score goals.[26]

Howe scored in all three pre season home friendlies against Bristol City, Exeter City and Burnley after missing the first friendly against Tiverton Town. Howe also scored on his league debut for Torquay, in the 2–2 draw with Burton Albion[27] and scored again, in the next match, in a 2–1 win against his former club, Bristol Rovers.[28] Then, on 25 October 2011, Howe scored his first brace of the season, in a 4–0 win over Wimbledon, ending their eight matches winless streak, starting since 10 September 2011.[29] Then, in 16 December 2011, in a 4–0 win over Accrington Stanley, Howe received a straight red card for his challenge on Dean Winnard, in a 3–1 loss.[30] His dismissal earned him a four match suspension.[31] Having served his four game ban, Howe made his return, coming on as a substitute in the 71st minutes, in a 2–1 win over Morecambe.[32] Later in the 2011/12 season, Howe goalscoring form soon became a drought, having added five goals to his tally. In League Two play-off's, against Cheltenham Town, Howe come off as a substitute in the 21st minutes after an hamstring injury[33] and causing him to miss the next leg, which Torquay United lose again.[34] In his first season at Torquay, he was the first-choice striker and both top scorer in the league, jointing with Lee Mansell and all competitions with fourteen; also a key-player to the club that send the club to the League Two play-off's by finishing fifth place.[35] However, Howe was the player who was sent off most often for the club twice and scored fourteen goals in forty-three appearance in all competitions.

In 2012–13 season, Howe retained his first choice striker despite the arrival of Ryan Jarvis.[36] Howe scored his first goal of the season, in a 2–2 draw against Cheltenham Town on 21 August 2012[37] and then scored twice in a 4–2 win over Rochdale.[38] One month later, on 18 September 2012, Howe started scoring eight goals in eight consecutive games.[39] It was ended on 23 October, in a match against Gillingham.[40] Later in the 2012/13 season, Howe goalscoring form soon became a drought, having added six goals to his tally and formed a new partnership with Elliot Benyon, under manager Alan Knill.[41] Once again, Howe was the club's top scorer this season for the second time running and was awarded the Top Goalscorer honour.[42]

At the end of the 2012–13 season, Howe was offered a new deal,[43] but he rejected the offer of a new contract in July 2013,[44] leading attracted interests from clubs like Southend United,[45] York City[46] and Hibernian.[47]

Burton Albion[edit]

Following his release from Torquay United, Howe signed for Burton Albion on a two-year contract on 13 July 2013.[48] He scored his first goal for the club on 17 August 2013 in a 3–2 victory over Fleetwood Town.[49]

Newport County[edit]

Howe was released by Burton Albion in January 2014 and joined Newport County under his former manager Justin Edinburgh.[50] He made his debut for Newport in the 3–3 draw versus Accrington Stanley on 12 January.He scored his first goal for Newport on 25 January 2014 in the 3–1 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

Personal life[edit]

In October 2012, Howe announced his engagement to his partner, with the couple due to have a child in six weeks.[51]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 203. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Six in, nine out at Poppies". Northamptonshire Telegraph. 19 May 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Howe to be a real star". Northamptonshire Telegraph. 27 November 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Peterborough snap up striker Howe". BBC Sport. 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Rene's target is to score 15". Peterborough Today. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rochdale net Peterborough's Howe". BBC Sport. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Howe loan spell ends at Morecambe". BBC Sport. 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  9. ^ "Posh accept Howe offer". Sky Sports. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Imps clinch Howe signing". Sky Sports. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lincoln end striker Howe's loan". BBC Sport. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "GILLS SIGN RENE HOWE ON LOAN". Official Gillingham website. 20 January 2010. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Gillingham 3–0 Southend". BBC News. 5 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "Stimson doubts Howe deal". Sky Sports. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Mark Phillips and Luke Prosser join Southend United". BBC Sport. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Simpson to join Shrimpers". Sky Sports. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Diamonds sign Rene Howe on loan". Rushden & Diamonds F.C. 15 August 2010. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Boss hopes to persuade Howe to join Diamonds". Northamptonshire Telegraph. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Diamonds loan striker Rene Howe expecting Posh exit". BBC Sport. 23 November 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Talks ongoing over deal to keep Howe". Northamptonshire Telegraph. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  21. ^ "Edinburgh's eyeing a treble". Northamptonshire Telegraph. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Bristol Rovers sign Rene Howe and Scott Davies on loan". BBC Sport. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  23. ^ "Peterborough striker Howe extends Bristol Rovers loan". BBC Sport. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
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  27. ^ "Torquay United 2–2 Burton Albion". Herald Express. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
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  29. ^ "Howe delivers knock-out blow of his own with a brace as Gulls end slump". Herald Express. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  30. ^ "Rene Howe sent off as Gulls get 'owt all'". Herald Express. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  31. ^ "Red card costs Gulls Howe's services for four gamesk". Herald Express. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  32. ^ "FINAL SCORE: Morecambe 1–2 Torquay United". Herald Express. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  33. ^ "Torquay are 'massive underdogs' says boss Martin Ling". BBC Sport. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  34. ^ "Howe pledges: 'I'll be fit for play-off final'". Herald Express. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  35. ^ "Rene Howe enjoys 'battering ram' role in Torquay United' run-in". Herald Express. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  36. ^ "Ryan Jarvis wants Torquay United striker role". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  37. ^ "Torquay vs Cheltenham: Striker Zebroski earns Robins a point". Herald Express. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  38. ^ "Torquay vs Rochdale: That's Howe to do it". Herald Express. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  39. ^ "Rene's scoring run goes on, but the biggest cheer is saved for Mansell". Herald Express. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  40. ^ "Torquay United striker Rene Howe: "More goals to come from me"". Herald Express. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  41. ^ "Alan Knill prefers twin-pronged attack at Stanley". Herald Express. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  42. ^ "Torquay United 2012/13 Awards by Torbay News Agency". Herald Express. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  43. ^ "Torquay: Saah & Downes offered deals but seven released". BBC Sport. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  44. ^ "Torquay United: Top-scorer Rene Howe set to leave Plainmoor". BBC Sport. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  45. ^ "Shrimpers join race to sign Gulls' top scorer". Herald Express. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  46. ^ "York make offer to sign up unsettled Gulls striker Rene Howe". Western Morning News. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  47. ^ "Rene Howe poised to go from TQ1 to the Europa League". Herald Express. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  48. ^ "Burton sign Howe". Burton Albion F.C. (Burton Albion). 13 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. [dead link]
  49. ^ "Rene Howe – Football Stats". Soccerbase. Centurycomm Limited. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  50. ^ Howe joins Newport County
  51. ^ "Torquay United striker Rene Howe is all set to tie the knot". Herald Express. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 

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