At a time when players seem to move from club to club on an annual basis, it’s good to report that two players have served RAMSBOTTOM UNITED well, and as a result have been recognised for staying at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium.
Battling midfield player JAMIE ROTHER joined the Rams in the summer of 2014.
However, his first three seasons saw the player plagued by injury, so much so that a bad injury in a pre-season game at New Mills in the summer of 2016 saw him miss virtually the entire season, making a meagre four appearances late on.
Over the last two years, however, he has remained fairly clear of such, and is a regular and popular figure with his combative style in the centre of the park.
He has now reached the 100 game milestone for the club, and remains a firm favourite of the Rammy supporters.
Another who has forced his way into Rammy folklore is centre-half LUKE THOMPSON
Luke signed for the club in the summer of 2016 from NWCFL side Nelson, and has been a staple part of the Rams defence over the last three seasons.
With his never-say-die attitude, he adds to his defensive qualities by nodding home a good few goals at the other end, as his surge forward is usually accompanied by chants of “Thommooo!” from the Rammy fans.
Luke has now completed 125 appearances for the team, and, as with Jamie, will be looking to secure a play-off spot at the end of the season in the hope that the Rams can reclaim their place in Evo-Stik Premier Division.
Both players were presented with their photos ahead of the recent 4-0 home victory over Droylsden.