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Rene Howe
Nationality: Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1: 12 (1)
Date of birth: 22 October 1986
Place of birth: Bedford
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Position: Forward
Date joined: 28 January 2011
Joined from: Peterborough United
Date left: 1 May 2011
1 League appearances and goals only.

Rene Howe was loaned in by Rovers from Peterborough United during the 2010–11 season in an effort to add more depth to the squad up front, following the departure from the club of fellow on-loan striker John Akinde.

His only goal for The Pirates came in his sixth game, when he produced the winner in a 1–0 victory over Oldham Athletic, but he was unable to prevent Rovers' relegation to League Two at the end of that season.


Rene, who's full name is Jermaine Renee Howe, began his footballing career in 2003 with his home town club, Bedford Town, before moving to Kettering Town in 2006. A year later he was picked up by Football League side Peterborough United, but he failed to establish himself in the first team and was loaned out to Rochdale, Morecambe, Lincoln City, Gillingham and Rushden & Diamonds prior to his spell at Rovers.

He made his debut for Rovers on 29 January 2011, when he came on as a half-time substitute for Jo Kuffour in a 6–1 thumping at the hands of Walsall. After returning to his parent club following his loan spell in Bristol Peterborough opted not to renew his contract and released him. Having not played a league game for The Posh in the past three years this decision was perhaps not surprising, and he was snapped up by Torquay United in summer 2011.

It wasn't long before he returned to the Memorial Stadium, when he scored The Gulls' winner in The Pirates' first home game of the 2011–12 season. He went on to make 81 league appearances for Torquay, but rejected the offer of a new contract with them in 2013, opting instead to move to Burton Albion.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2003–04 Bedford Town ? ?
2004–05 Bedford Town ? ?
2005–06 Bedford Town ? ?
2006–07 Kettering Town 40 25
2007–08 Peterborough United 15 1
2007–08 Rochdale (loan) 23 9
2008–09 Peterborough United 0 0
2008–09 Morecambe (loan) 37 10
2009–10 Peterborough United 0 0
2009–10 Lincoln City (loan) 17 5
2009–10 Gillingham (loan) 18 2
2010–11 Peterborough United 0 0
2010–11 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 19 6
2010–11 Bristol Rovers (loan) 12 1
2011–12 Torquay United 39 12
2012–13 Torquay United 42 16

Record against Rovers[]

Rene has played against Bristol Rovers three times in his career, once while he was on loan at Gillingham in 2010 and twice for Torquay United. He ended up on the winning side on the first two occasions, scoring the decisive goal in his second appearance against The Gas, but lost at the third time of asking, despite again finding the back of the net.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
20 February 2010 Gillingham Priestfield 1–0 to Gillingham Subbed off after 57 mins
13 August 2011 Torquay United Memorial Stadium 2–1 to Torquay Scored the winning goal
20 October 2012 Torquay United Memorial Stadium 3–2 to Rovers Scored Torquay's first goal