Tommy Rowe

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This article is about the Wolverhampton Wanderers player. For the former Portsmouth player, see Tommy Rowe (footballer born 1913).
Tommy Rowe
Tommy Rowe Peterborough.jpg
Rowe in 2011
Personal information
Full name Thomas Malcolm Rowe[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-01) 1 May 1989 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Wythenshawe, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Doncaster Rovers
Number 10
Youth career
2002–2003 Manchester United
2003–2007 Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Stockport County 72 (13)
2009–2014 Peterborough United 175 (23)
2014–2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 (0)
2015 Scunthorpe United (loan) 14 (1)
2016 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 10 (3)
2016– Doncaster Rovers 25 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 6 January 2017 (UTC).

Thomas Malcolm "Tommy" Rowe (born 1 May 1989) is an English footballer who primarily plays as a winger but can also operate at left back. He currently plays for League 2 side Doncaster Rovers.

Career[edit]

Stockport County[edit]

Rowe was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester, and started his career as a boy with Manchester United in 2002.[3] He joined the Stockport County youth system the following year,[3] and made his first-team debut as an 81st-minute substitute in their 4–1 defeat away at Watford in the FA Cup third round in January 2007.[4] He scored his first goal for Stockport against Notts County at Edgeley Park in February 2008,[5] and followed this up with a hat-trick at Rotherham United a few days later,[6] which prompted Stockport County manager Jim Gannon to say, "Physically, he is a supreme athlete with Premier League fitness and technically he is excellent. What an accomplished performance – the only thing is maybe the England scouts won't come to look at him. I've said it to him personally, I think he has a great future."[7] Rowe made 30 appearances in the 2007–08 season, including all the playoff games, as Stockport won promotion to League One.[8][9] At the end of the season, Rowe won the club's Young Player of the Year Award.[10]

He made a further 50 appearances for Stockport in the 2008–09 season.[11]

Peterborough United[edit]

After Stockport went into administration at the end of April 2009,[12] the administrators sold Rowe to raise necessary funding for the club.[13] Rowe joined League One side Peterborough United for £225,000 on a three-year contract in May 2009.[14][15] He scored his first goal for Peterborough in a 4–0 win away at Wycombe in the first round of the League Cup at the beginning of the 2009–10 season. After becoming a regular player in the Peterborough team, Rowe ended the 2010/11 campaign by scoring the opening goal at a 3–0 win over Huddersfield Town in the League One play-off final as they won promotion to the Football League Championship.

Rowe was appointed Peterborough's captain for the 2012–13 season but the team ended up suffering relegation despite reaching 54 points. He remained with the Posh for a further season back in League One, during which he lifted the Football League Trophy after a 3–1 win over Chesterfield. However, following a play-off defeat to Leyton Orient, Rowe was named as one of a series of players who would not be offered new contract.[16] In total he made 199 appearances for the club, scoring 27 times.

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

Out of contract at Peterborough, Rowe signed a two-year deal on 3 June 2014 with newly promoted Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers.[17] After overcoming a broken toe sustained during pre-season,[18] he made his club debut on 30 August 2014 as a substitute in a 3–1 win against Blackburn.[19] Rowe failed to establish himself in Wolves' first team, primarily appearing only as a substitute before breaking a bone in his foot on Boxing Day 2014 and undergoing surgery. A recurrence of the problem meant he failed to play again during the season.[20]

Rowe made a solitary League Cup appearance for Wolves during the start of the 2015–16 campaign before being loaned our in October to League One Scunthorpe United for several months.[21] After making three appearances for his parent club in late February 2016, he was again loaned out, joining Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of the season linking up with former manager Darren Ferguson.[22] He made his début later on that day in a 2-1 home defeat to his former club Peterborough United but was unable to stop the team being relegated.[23]

At the conclusion of the season his parent club announced they would not be renewing Rowe's contract.[24] He had made 18 appearances for the club over two years.

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

On 18th May 2016, Rowe signed a permanent 3-year deal at League Two Side Doncaster Rovers, becoming Ferguson's first summer signing. [25]

Personal life[edit]

Tommy's younger brother, Danny, is also a professional footballer.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 May 2016.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stockport County 2006–07[26] League Two 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2007–08[27] League Two 24 6 1 0 0 0 5[a] 0 30 6
2008–09[28] League One 44 7 4 0 1 0 1[b] 0 50 7
Total 72 13 6 0 1 0 6 0 85 13
Peterborough United 2009–10[29] Championship 32 2 0 0 3 1 35 3
2010–11[30] League One 35 5 2 0 3 0 3[c] 1 43 6
2011–12[31] Championship 43 4 1 0 2 0 46 4
2012–13[32] Championship 31 5 1 0 0 0 32 5
2013–14[33] League One 34 7 1 1 3 1 5[d] 0 43 9
Total 175 23 5 1 11 2 8 1 199 27
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2014–15[34] Championship 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2015–16[35] Championship 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 0
Scunthorpe United 2015–16[36] League One 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Total 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Doncaster Rovers 2015–16[37] League One 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Total 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Career totals 288 40 11 1 13 2 14 1 326 44
  1. ^ Two appearances in Football League Trophy, three in Football League Two play-offs,
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in Football League One play-offs
  4. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, two in Football League One play-offs,

Honours[edit]

Stockport County
Peterborough United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 23. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  3. ^ a b "Career History". Up The Posh!. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Watford 4–1 Stockport". BBC Sport. 6 January 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Stockport 1–1 Notts County". BBC Sport. 9 February 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Rotherham 1–4 Stockport". BBC Sport. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "Gannon tips Rowe to reach summit". BBC Sport. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Tommy Rowe in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  9. ^ Fletcher, Paul (26 May 2008). "Stockport 3–2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Tommy Rowe (Midfielder)". Manchester Evening News. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009. His consistent performances throughout the 2007–08 season led to him cementing his place as first-choice left-winger as well as landing him County's Young Player of the Year Award. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Tommy Rowe in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  12. ^ "Stockport go into administration". BBC Sport. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "Official statement". Stockport County FC. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009. The sale of SCFC player Thomas Malcolm, "Tommy", Rowe to Peterborough United Football Club was agreed late yesterday, Monday 11 May. Given the club's perilous financial position this sale has been necessary to raise the funds which will be required to pay ongoing critical trading costs, including wages. 
  14. ^ "Posh swoop for Rowe". Sky Sports. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  15. ^ "Posh sign Stockport winger Rowe". BBC Sport. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  16. ^ "Tommy Rowe among five released". BBC Sport. 15 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Peterborough captain Tommy Rowe moves to Molineux". BBC Sport. 3 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Injured Tommy Rowe in time out for Wolves". Express & Star. 14 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Wolves 3–1 Blackburn". BBC Sport. 30 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Wolves: Tommy Rowe suffers injury recurrence". Birmingham Mail. 26 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Tommy Rowe: Wolves midfielder joins Scunthorpe United on loan". BBC Sport. 2 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "Done Deal: Championship midfielder joins Doncaster on loan | Football League World". Football League World. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  23. ^ "Doncaster 1-2 Peterborough: Santos pops up in added time". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  24. ^ "Contract decisions revealed". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 9 May 2016. 
  25. ^ http://www.doncasterroversfc.co.uk/news/article/forever-rowe-vers-3118138.aspx
  26. ^ "Stockport 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Stockport 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  28. ^ "Stockport 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  29. ^ "Peterborough 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  30. ^ "Peterborough 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  31. ^ "Tommy Rowe Football Stats Season 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  32. ^ "Peterborough 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  33. ^ "Peterborough 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  34. ^ "Wolves 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  35. ^ "Wolves 2015/16 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  36. ^ "Scunthorpe United 2015/16 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  37. ^ "Scunthorpe United 2015/16 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 

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