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Now Rooney Joins Ambitious Billericay

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Bostik League Premier leaders Billericay Town have announced the signing of winger Luke Rooney.

Rooney joins from Phoenix Rising – Arizona’s only professional soccer franchise – where he played alongside ex-Chelsea star Dider Drogba in the United Soccer League – the second tier of US football.

Twenty-seven-year-old Rooney progressed through the youth system at Gillingham going on to make over fifty senior appearances for the Kent club.

He transferred to Swindon Town for a six-figure fee in January 2012 and played thirty-one times for the Robins.

He went on to play for Maidstone United, Luton Town and Ebbsfleet United in the Vanarama National League before returning to the League with Crawley Town in June 2015.

He moved to the States in 2016.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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