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Keith Rowland

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Playing position  Defender
1989–1993  Bournemouth
Role  Footballer
Position  Defender
Years  Team
Name  Keith Rowland
Height  1.78 m
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Date of birth  (1971-09-01) 1 September 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth  Portadown, Northern Ireland
1990  →Farnborough Town (loan)

Keith Rowland (born Portadown, Northern Ireland, 1 September 1971) is a former footballer who played as a defender with Bournemouth, Coventry City, West Ham United, QPR, Luton Town, Chesterfield Barnet, Hornchurch, Redbridge and Welling United. He also represented Northern Ireland, winning 19 caps.

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Bournemouth

Rowland was signed by Bournemouth manager Harry Redknapp making his league debut appearance against Darlington on 17 August 1991. He had two loan spells away from The Cherries at Farnborough Town and at Coventry City where he made two substitute appearances.

West Ham United

In the summer of 1993, with Redknapp now assistant manager to Billy Bonds at West Ham, Rowland, was signed for £110,000 alongside midfielder Paul Mitchell. Rowland played 91 games in all competitions for West Ham, scoring only one goal, in a 1–1 away draw against Newcastle United in November 1996. He found his first team opportunities limited in his time at West Ham due to injury and the form of first team regulars Julian Dicks and David Burrows.

Queens Park Rangers

In January 1998 Rowland moved to QPR along with Iain Dowie as part of the deal which saw Trevor Sinclair move to Upton Park. Rowland made his QPR debut in January 1998 against Stockport County and went on to make 56 league appearances, scoring 3 goals.

Chesterfield

He stayed at the QPR until August 2001, which included a period on loan, at Luton Town, before moving to Chesterfield on a free transfer.

Barnet

He made only 12 appearances for Chesterfield before signing for Barnet in March 2003. The summer of 2003 saw Rowland's final Football League appearance before he made his move into Non-League football.

Coaching career

After coaching at Aveley F.C., Rowland followed manager Rod Stringer to Braintree Town in May 2010 where he was first-team coach. After managerial contract negotiations failed, he left the club with Stringer in May 2011. On 14 June 2011, Rowland returned to Braintree as Assistant Manager to Alan Devonshire.

International career

Rowland gained 19 caps for Northern Ireland scoring one goal in a 1–0 win against Finland on 10 October 1998. He was first capped whilst with West Ham making his international debut on 8 September 1993 against Latvia. His final game came on 9 May 1999 in a 1–0 win against Ireland.

International goals

Scores and results list Northern Ireland's goal tally first.

References

Keith Rowland Wikipedia


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