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Last modified on Monday, 23 April 2007 at 21:12:25

Striker: Kevin Rapley

Kevin Rapley
  • Date of birth: 21st November 1977
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 10 stone 8 lb
  • Previous playing career: Brentford (9 goals, 39 appearances)

Kevin Rapley came to Southend on loan from Brentford on 20th November 1998 and débuted against Plymouth Argyle where he was, so I am told, unlucky not to score. His running off the ball during that game was superb.

Similarities between Rapley, Burns and Whyte have been noted which may discourage Alvin from signing him. Fees in the region of £20 000 have been quoted.

Rapley scored against us at Roots Hall last season. He has struggled to get a regular place in the Brentford side since Ron Noades' arrival and subsequent high spending on forwards. Apparently, his nickname is The Doc.

Following Kevin's return to goalscoring form, with two goals against Rotherham and one against Halifax, it was announced that he would be returning to Brentford in time for their game against Rotherham on 20th February. In fact, he didn't but he rejected a permanent move to Southend, preferring to go on loan at Notts County.

© Luke Bosman Monday, 23 April 2007 at 21:12:25

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