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Raiders release goalie Glen

PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 November 2012

Glen Jackson has been released by Romford Raiders after just one appearance this season, against Streatham

Glen Jackson has been released by Romford Raiders after just one appearance this season, against Streatham

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Jackson set to join rivals

Romford Raiders have agreed to release goalie Glen Jackson, who is expected to join his new club in time for this weekend’s fixtures.

The 23-year-old is expected to return to former club Invicta, following Andy Moffat’s decision to retire last weekend.

Raiders boss Mick Cahill said: “I think Glen has been missing regular action more than he expected.

“By mutual agreement, he was acting as cover for the Raiders so a starting spot would naturally be very limited.

“He had a chat with Danny recently and although we are very sorry to lose Glen, he leaves with our blessing.

“I know he has had more than one offer to consider but we know where he’s going and are happy to allow his new club to announce his signature.”

Jackson shared netminding duties with Michael Gray as Raiders won an English League and South East Trophy double last season.

And he started between the posts in Romford’s first game of the current campaign, a tense 7-6 win over Streatham, after Gray’s decision not to return.

But Gray’s sudden u-turn and the steady form of Shane Kemp left Jackson effectively as third choice.

But Cahill paid tribute to his efforts in gold and blue, adding: “Wacko has been a fantastic servant to the Raiders.

“His enthusiasm and dedication are an example to all and while he was a real motivating voice when he was on the bench, he never let us down when he was between the pipes.

“I know everyone at the club wishes him well at his new team.”

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