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Low loving Raiders life, again

PUBLISHED: 11:34 23 October 2010

Romford Raiders Stuart Low

Romford Raiders Stuart Low

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Home-grown forward glad to be back

Stuart Low admits it is great to be back in a Romford Raiders jersey.

Low came up through the junior ranks to first break into the senior side in the 1997/98 season.

But, after scoring 31 goals and 59 assists over the next few seasons, Low moved to Invicta, where he enjoyed no shortage of success with the Dynamos.

After a brief spell out of the game, Low made a handful of appearances for the Romford Fury last season but is back in his no.8 Raiders jersey and loving it.

He said: “It’s good to be back. I wanted to retire back in Romford and thought I’d have one last season.

“Invicta got too much for me and I had a couple of years off. I started going to the pub, but wanted to get fit again and played three games for the Fury.

“But then I did my shoulder. I’ve never really had many injuries.

“Marsh [Danny Marshall] asked did I fancy coming and trying it out again. I’d put on a bit of weight in two years off, but I’m trying to burn it off.”

Low missed Romford’s season-opening win over Bristol, but played in the 8-2 home success over Milton Keynes and got his hands dirty in the 6-2 triumph over Cardiff last weekend.

He added: “I had my honeymoon a few weeks ago and work for myself and said to Marsh I didn’t mind jumping in if they a few injuries.

“If I’ve got a job on at the weekend that needs doing, I’ll have to do that, but I’m training all the time and Dan said he wants me as much as I can.

“I’m going to Cardiff and want to get my head down. I said to [Grant] Baxter last week ‘I’ve got to liven this game up’ and had a bit of a scrap.

“It will be hard in Cardiff, they’ve already told us to be ready and reckon it’ll be a different story.”

Low says the camaraderie in the Romford camp is excellent, though, and does not expect them to back down from the challenge in Wales.

“The honest truth, the changing room is the best it’s ever been,” he added.

“The two imports are great, there’s no cliques and eneryone is enjoying it and wants to be there.

“There are a lot of friends in there and that makes a team. There’s no squabbling.”

There could well be a bit of bickering on the ice in Cardiff tonight, though, if last week’s feisty clash is anything to go by. But Low is ready.


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