Born: Liverpool, 6th October 1993
Joe is a young full-back who moved to Spotland in July 2012 on a free transfer from Liverpool.
The 21-year-old was the captain of Liverpool’s U18 side in 2011/12, playing 26 out of 29 Academy games as The Reds finished third in the league table.
Joe, who is also capable of playing in the centre of defence and in midfield, made his Dale debut as a substitute against Fleetwood in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, before getting his first start in the league win at AFC Wimbledon.
He lost his place in the team as the season progressed, but returned for the final month of the campaign, impressing Keith Hill sufficiently to earn himself another year at Spotland.
Joe signed a contract extension that keeps him at Spotland until 2016.