Still pleased Rowe-Turner is back with the Reds

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner
Lathaniel Rowe-Turner

Town boss John Still was relieved that defender Lathaniel Rowe-Turner has found himself regular first team football again back at Alfreton Town, writes Mike Simmonds.

The former Torquay player had spent a large chunk of the campaign with the Reds before returning to Luton when a permanent deal couldn’t be thrashed out.

But Rowe-Turner has now returned to link up with Nicky Law again until the end of the season and has played the last two matches.

Still said: “He wasn’t playing and had been there before and done well.

“They couldn’t work it out between them, so I’m pleased for him.

“He’s one of the people who hadn’t done anything wrong here. Sometimes you cause a bit of a fuss or a bit of a stir when you don’t use them, but never in a million years.

“We wanted him to and play, it wasn’t working for him, but he came in and trained every day. I felt really sorry for him and I’ve tried to help the situation and think I have helped the situation.

“He hasn’t played as many games lately as I think he should do, so I’m glad he’s gone somewhere and given himelf some games.”

On why it didn’t work out for Rowe-Turner, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, Still added: “At the start of the season, we bought in two left backs, one unfortunately going injured with Danny Fitzsimons and Scott (Griffiths).

“He didn’t start great, but I think everyone would agree he’s been outstanding this year, absolutely outstanding and it’s difficult for him with Scott, or if we’ve made a change and put Jake Howells in there.

“It’s a bit Scott Rendell-ish with Paul Benson. We had to make a decision and we went with Paul, that was it.

“With Rowe-Turner, we decided to go with Scott and touch wood both of those players, Paul and Scott have done fantastic.

“It doesn’t make the other lads any less of a player and I’m pleased that Scott found a home and Snoops has found somewhere to get some games.”

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