Rowe has to be on the shopping list of a number of Football League clubs this summer.
His impeccable record of ever 130 goals since joining Fylde speaks for itself, and two goals in two FA Cup games against League One champions elect Wigan Athletic highlighted the player’s ability to perform at the level.
Sunderland will have creativity behind the goal scorers and many fans will point to the loss of the prolific Lewis Grabban in January as the turning point in the season and the one that set them on the path to demotion.
Rowe could be the man to fill that void and restore order at The Stadium of Light once again, replicating the rise of a certain Jamie Vardy by traversing the lower levels of the English game to emerge as a genuine star.
He won’t come cheap by non-league standards, but would represent a steal for Sunderland.