In signing Roarie Deacon in 2013, Boro’ found themselves a player who started out under the knowing gaze of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal; playing regularly for the youth side before turning pro in 2010. Signed by Graham Westley, Deacon was a player with pace and often performed best on the left hand side. Even when he was called upon to play a defensive role, Deacon performed well. But he never really seemed to hold down a first team place.
Boro’ opted to release Deacon from the club in summer 2015; the feeling that another club in League Two could get themselves a hugely versatile lad going forward.
Roarie Deacon: Before Boro’
It probably comes as little surprise to learn that his chances at the Emirates were hard to come by; prompting a move to Sunderland in 2011. Yet again, he failed to break into their first team at the Black Cats and had only reserve and youth appearances to call on. After he was allowed to leave the Stadium of Light, Deacon popped up here at the Lamex.