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Born: 22 October 1966
Came from: Apprentice Went to: Exeter City
First game: 15 December 1984 Last game: 20 October 1987
Appearances: 52 (24/28) Goals: 3
Rowbotham was born in Cardiff but came through the youth ranks at Argyle, making his debut in December 1984. Darran - often misspelt as Darren, even in home programmes - made occasional up-front appearances over four seasons before moving to Exeter City, where he enjoyed a prolific spell in City’s 1989-90 Fourth Division Championship winning team. He scored 58 goals in 142 games at St James' Park before a serious knee injury kept him out of football for a year. A peripatetic career then followed with spells at Torquay (joining the list of players to have played for all three Devon clubs), Birmingham City, Mansfield Town (loan), Hereford United (loan), Crewe Alexandra and Shrewsbury Town before returning to Exeter on loan in 1996. A permanent move then followed with a return of 37 goals in 118 games. A brief loan spell at Leyton Orient in 1999 was Rowbotham's last move before seeing out his career with Weymouth. Brother Jason also played for Argyle.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
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