Stourbridge have announced the signing of former Shrewsbury Town striker Luke Rodgers from Vanarama National League Solihull Moors.
Luke has been signed in time to be eligible for tonight’s match against Stafford Rangers.
35-year old Luke joined the Moors in December 2016 from our Evo-Stik League counterparts Sutton Coldfield Town, having been with the Royals for just under 18 months. Glassboys supporters may recall that Luke was sent off at the War Memorial Ground during Stourbridge’s 2-0 win against Sutton in October 2015.
The Birmingham-born player is best known for his time at Shrewsbury Town, where in two spells he played over 200 matches, scoring 75 goals, helping the Shrews to an FA Cup giant-killing against Premier League Everton in 2003, and then being part of the squad that gained promotion back into the Football League as Conference play-off winners in 2004/05.
After leaving Shrewsbury Luke spent a season at Crewe Alexandra, and then two seasons at Port Vale, before briefly joining Yeovil Town and then Notts County, where he scored 13 League goals as the Magpies won the League Two Title in 2009/10.
In 2011 he moved to the USA for a stint wit New York Red Bulls, and then had a brief spell with Lillestrom in Norway before returning to England with Portsmouth for the 2012/13 season, from whom he rejoined Shrewsbury in January 2013.
Luke moved to Swedish side Hammarby IF in the summer of 2014, but returned to England and Forest Green Rovers for the start of the 2014/15 campaign, before joining Sutton twelve months later.
Luke won one cap for the England ‘C’ team in 2003, whilst in the Conference with Shrewsbury, scoring the second goal in a 2-2 draw with Belgium’s Under 20s.