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Kane Rowland rejoins Sittingbourne on loan from Folkestone Invicta

Kane Rowland is ready to help Sittingbourne out of trouble after rejoining his old club.

Striker Rowland is back on a month's loan from Folkestone as the Brickies look to halt their slide down Bostik South East.

They're three points off the bottom after seven defeats in eight games and need Rowland's goals to help them up the league.

Kane Rowland scored 24 goals for Sittingbourne last season Picture: John Westhrop
Kane Rowland scored 24 goals for Sittingbourne last season Picture: John Westhrop

He scored 24 times last season, earning two player-of-the-year awards, before stepping up to the Bostik Premier with Invicta.

Chances have been limited at Cheriton Road and Sittingbourne made their move.

Manager Aslan Odev said: "Kane chose us over a few clubs.

"We've got him for the month and hopefully we'll be able to extend that.

"Me and Kane have a very good relationship.

"I feel like I've got the best out of him, he's scored vital goals for the club and he wanted to come back.

"Sittingbourne feels like home to him and the place where he's really appreciated.

"It gives everyone a lift. We've worked hard to make it happen and the best thing is we know what he's all about."

Bourne needed to strengthen up front after losing three strikers, with Ira Jackson and Bola Dawodu leaving by mutual consent and David Smith returning to Dover after a month on loan.

Dawodu has since joined Canterbury, scoring in their FA Vase win over Newport Pagnell, while Smith has gone back out on loan to Margate.

Odev is also looking to boost his midfield after Dan Parkinson accepted an offer from Sevenoaks, attracted by a pay rise and the chance to play closer to home.

The Brickies boss said: "The biggest thing is making sure we bring in quality players who will add to the team and won't just be shirt-fillers.

"They have to make a difference and we have to make sure they have the right mentality, the right work ethic and they understand how we work and how they're going to fit in."

Sittingbourne are without a league game this Saturday and will instead host Hollands & Blair in a friendly at Woodstock.

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