Rowe excited after making Riders move
ANTHONY ROWE says he has been welcomed with open arms by new club Leicester Riders.
Rowe, 27 (above), stunningly left Marjon Plymouth Raiders on Friday and joined BBL title rivals and early leaders Riders.
The paperwork is still to formally go through on the deal, which meant Rowe was unable to make his Riders debut at the weekend.
But he is effectively now a Riders player, ending an association with his hometown Raiders, which began when he first broke out of the then EBL club's junior ranks and onto the senior roster nine years ago in 2003/04.
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Rowe is set to return to Raiders in the league on Sunday, December 16 in what is sure to be a big and difficult day for him.
Rowe, who was essentially asked by Raiders to take a pay cut because of a knee injury which has kept him out for the last six months, said: "I am extremely excited to be playing at Leicester. The combination of a fresh start and joining a successful team is a fantastic opportunity for me."
Rowe, who could make his Riders debut at home to Durham Wildcats this Saturday, added: "I've only spent a few days with my new team-mates but you get a true sense that they are in it together. There seems to be a great buzz around the club and everyone has made me feel very welcome."