TRIBUTES are being paid to "one of the most promising" young players at Slough Town FC.

The Rebels announced on Twitter today (January 21) that Academy 23 player, Christian Rowe, has died.

A spokesperson said: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the tragic passing of Christian Rowe in a car crash.

"This news has left everyone involved with Academy 23, Slough Town FC and Binfield FC devastated and heartbroken."

Following the news, the club has also announced both 1st teams and U23 games that were set to take place this weekend have been cancelled.

Messages are pouring in from supporters, residents and other football clubs to offer their condolences.

One response said: "Devastated by this tragic news of the passing of Christian, he was a lovely young man and a very talented footballer who I had the pleasure of watching."

In recent weeks, Rowe has been playing for Binfield in the Isthmian League following a dual registration agreement between the two clubs who play in different leagues and the defender was in their squad that played a Berks and Bucks Cup tie at Long Crendon last Tuesday.  

He was scheduled to play at Staines Town this Saturday, but the home club has reported the game is postponed.

A statement from Staines says: "It is with shock that we learned of this week’s news from Binfield FC. We fully understand their decision to request a postponement in these desperately sad circumstances. Our deepest sympathies to all concerned."

Here are some more tweets showing peoples' support for Christian.

The clubs' spokesperson added: "Christian was regarded as one of Slough Towns' most promising young players.

"And this season had been a standout performer for the U23's and been involved in the first team squad."

"We ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this incredibly difficult time."