180102 Rowe Signs

Ipswich Town winger Danny Rowe becomes City's first signing of the January transfer window as he joins on loan until the end of the season.

Rowe had been training at Sincil Bank over the Christmas period, but the Imps had to wait for the transfer window to re-open to register the winger with the club.

The deal will run until 31st May, 2018.

The 25-year-old joined Mick McCarthy's side in the January 2017 window after setting the National League alight for Macclesfield Town, and he's a signing that excites the Imps' boss.

"Danny Rowe is a top, top player. He’s someone we know well from his time at Macclesfield,” said Danny Cowley.

“We actually tried to bring him here when we first joined Lincoln but he had just signed a new deal with Macclesfield.

“The year we were at Braintree, he was the standout player in the National League.

“We’ve all seen what standout players in the National League can do in the Football League. The prospect of him joining us is really exciting.”

Rowe was unavailable for the game at Luton Town yesterday despite the window's re-opening, meaning his first game could be at Rochdale in the Checkatrade Trophy on January, 9th.

"Unfortunately he wasn’t available at Luton Town on New Year’s Day due to EFL registration rules," Cowley said.

"He's been training with us for the last week or so, and it’s great. He’ll be a fantastic acquisition to the group.

"He’s one of those players that will get supporters off their seats." 

Previous clubs

The Manchester-born Rowe made his Football League debut Stockport County in 2009 after coming through the youth setup at Edgeley Park via Bolton Wanderers, and left for Barrow in 2012 after making over 50 appearances for the Hatters.

After spending a season at Holker Street, Rowe joined Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2013, before switching to AFC Fylde at the end of the season.

He then re-joined the Silkmen at the beginning of the 2015/16 season, and spent 18 successful months there, scoring 11 goals from the wing in 58 league starts. before coming to the attention of Ipswich Town in January 2017.

Squad number

Rowe will wear number 24 with the Imps.