AFC Sudbury directors hit back at Rowe

AFC Sudbury's board of directors have launched an astonishing attack on their former striker James Rowe.Rowe, who joined Leiston last week, gave an interview to the East Anglian Daily Times on Saturday, in which he explained his version of events about his time at King's Marsh which ended with him playing in the reserves.

Mike Bacon

AFC Sudbury's board of directors have launched an astonishing attack on their former striker James Rowe.

Rowe, who joined Leiston last week, gave an interview to the East Anglian Daily Times on Saturday, in which he explained his version of events about his time at King's Marsh which ended with him playing in the reserves.

However in a no holds-barred repost on their club's own website, the AFC Sudbury board of directors of the club, slate Rowe's story.

In Rowe's article in the EADT he remarked that, “During pre-season a lot of players left but I stayed loyal.”

However the Sudbury board of directors have hit back.

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“This is not quite true as Jamie was happy to continue to market himself to other clubs, therefore his re-signing could not be attributed to either his loyalty or because of his affection for the club.

“Despite this, the Board were happy to support their managers and welcomed Jamie back to King's Marsh.”

Rowe also mentioned of 'taking a huge wage cut' in signing his new contract at AFC.

But again the Sudbury board hit back in their statement: “This is factually incorrect.

“Without wishing to embarrass Jamie, we would like to confirm Jamie received an increase of over 30% from the previous season and in addition, a bonus for every goal he scored.”

Rowe's problems with AFC Sudbury came to a head after he was left out of the starting line up for the Suffolk Cup game against Mildenhall in November.

He has now signed for Leiston and played in the north Suffolk side's 3-1 victory against Lowestoft on Saturday.

Rowe is also not cup-tied for the FA Vase, a contributing factor in Leiston's keenness to sign him after he was put on the transfer list at King's Marsh.

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