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Raiders return for Robert

PUBLISHED: 22:57 03 November 2015 | UPDATED: 22:57 03 November 2015

Rob Jenner celebrates scoring a goal for Romford Raiders during the 2006-7 season (pic; John Scott)

Rob Jenner celebrates scoring a goal for Romford Raiders during the 2006-7 season (pic; John Scott)

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Utility player back in gold and blue

London Raiders have announced the signing of Robert Jenner, who returns to a gold and blue jersey after an eight-year absence.

Jenner, 30, was one of the younger members on the Raiders roster in 2007, but will now be one of the oldest on Alan Blyth’s National League line-up at Lee Valley.

“Rob’s experience and presence will be much appreciated as the Raiders seek to reinforce their recent run of results with the same for the remaining games of the season,” said a statement on the club’s Facebook page.

Jenner came up through the junior ranks at Romford and appeared in the England under-16 and under-19 squads, before making his Raiders debut as a hard-working forward at the age of 16.

A change in personnel saw him drop back to a defensive role and, after a three-year break he returned to ice for and captain the Romford Fury before the old rink in Rom Valley Way closed in April 2013.

After icing for the Haringey Racers for 30 league and cup games over a two-year period, Jenner announced his retirement in January, but will lace up his skates once again and bring a calming influence to the Raiders squad.

Raiders skated to a 2-0 home win over MK Thunder at the weekend and visit old rivals Chelmsford for a cup tie on Saturday, before travelling to Invicta for another league match on Sunday.


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