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Name
Bogdan Marian
Nationality
rouRomania
Position
Forward
Joined
13/02/2023
Current Club
Watford
Previous Club(s)
Diamonds, Tring Athletic
Leagues & Cups
Southern League Premier Division Central
Age
19

13/02/23: Subject to the completion of forms, AFC Rushden & Diamonds are pleased to welcome striker/wide midfielder Bogdan Marian to the Club on a loan deal from Sky Bet Championship side Watford until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The 18-year-old Romanian-born forward joined the Hornets as a Goalkeeper at the age of 8 and remained a Goalkeeper until switching positions ahead of the 2021/22 season. Bogdan has spent the first part of this season on loan at Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division outfit Tring Athletic, scoring 21 goals for a combination of youth and senior teams across all competitions.

Manager Chris Nunn had been keen to add some real pace to the squad and spoke to afcdiamonds.com about his latest signing. “I received a tip-off about Bogdan from a contact and having spoken to Joel Anker and Charlie Waller about him as they have been at Tring this season, they gave him a glowing recommendation. He’s left footed, a real battler and lighting quick. At Watford, of the current squad only Ismaila Sarr posted a quicker time in their speed tests. It’s an injection of raw pace in to the squad and of course, he’s got an eye for goal too. I’m really pleased to be able to bring Bogdan into the Club and look forward to seeing him in a Diamonds shirt.”

We heard from the man himself, Bogdan Marian who was excited about this opportunity: “I have two good friends at the Club in Joel and Charlie and they have nothing but positive things to say about their time at AFC Rushden & Diamonds so far. Having been playing at Step 5, this will be a good experience for me and I want to test myself at this higher level. Hopefully I can contribute to lifting the Club up the table over the next few months.”

Southern League Premier Division Central

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Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

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Result

(40)
4 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town

Match Sponsor: Totectors
Attendance: 461
Man of the Match: Will Glennon (chosen by matchday sponsors Totectors)
Captain: Dean Snedker
(38)
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
CR MOT Centre Community Stadium at The Lamb Ground

Tamworth v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 1027
Man of the Match: Joel Anker
Captain: Dean Snedker
(24 (re-arranged))
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Basford United

Attendance: 259
Captain: Dean Snedker
(37)
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Leiston

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 429
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker (chosen by Match Sponsor, Rebel Energy)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(29 (re-arranged))
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Victoria Ground

Bromsgrove Sporting v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 377
Man of the Match: Ben Gough
Captain: Dean Snedker
(36)
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The TRICO Stadium

Redditch United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 303
Man of the Match: Miguel Lopes de Matos
Captain: Dean Snedker
(35)
1 - 4
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Mickleover

Attendance: 327
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden (chosen by Jim Anker, AFC R&D Director)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(34)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Liberty Way

Nuneaton Borough v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 557
Captain: Luke Massingham
(33)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hednesford Town

Match Sponsor: Encompass
Attendance: 299
Man of the Match: Miguel Lopes de Matos (chosen by match sponsor Encompass)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(23 (re-arranged))
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Bloomfields

Needham Market v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 181
Captain: Luke Massingham

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