Former Hatter Rowan Vine heads to Tudors

Striker to join Hemel's backroom staff

By Mike Simmonds
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 8:31 am
Updated Saturday, 10th October 2020, 8:34 am
Former Hatter Rowan Vine
Former Hatter Rowan Vine

Former Hatters striker Rowan Vine has signed for National League South side Hemel Hempstead Town.

The 38-year-old joined Luton on loan from Portsmouth in 2004 and then permanently the following season, scoring 33 goals in 111 games over two spells, before moving to Birmingham for a £1m fee.

He went on to have spells at a host of clubs, including Queens Park Rangers, St Johnstone, Gosport Borough and Hartley Wintney to name just four, before heading to the Tudors last week where he will also be part of manager Lee Bircham’s backroom staff.

He made his debut at the weekend replacing Matt Bateman in the second half as Hemel, skippered by former Town player Jake Howells, enjoyed a 2-1 FA Cup win at AFC Dunstable,

Meanwhile, ex-Luton youngster Brett Longden, who made four appearances for the club, has joined AFC Dunstable after leaving Bedford Town.