We’d like to take this opportunity to wish Conrad Logan a speedy recover from the injury he sustained in Saturday’s League One fixture against Notts County.
Conrad is now at home recovering after having an achilles operation on Tuesday and we wish him all the best as he returns to his parent club, Leicester City, where he will be looked after by the medical team there.
We’d also like to thank Conrad for his services during his time at Dale and for his outstanding contribution during his fourth months at the club.
Manager Keith Hill told Dale Player: “He made a massive impact.
“He’s an unbelievable character, he’s strong, he’s rock solid and an excellent goalkeeper, who is full of self-belief.
“It was a great signing for us and he’ll be sorely missed as a friend as well as a player – I had a lot of banter with him.
“The injury is unfortunate, but I know the type of character that he is and I know that he’ll come through it. I know that he’ll recover to be as good as he has been for us.
“Conrad goes with our best wishes and our warmest thanks for what he has done at this football club so far this season and I’m sure that he’ll be back in some way, form or shape at this football club.”
Hill also confirmed that he had been in discussions to extend Conrad's loan.
"This is no slight on Josh Lillis whatsoever. You want that continuity and stability which Conrad brought at a time when we needed a goalkeeper to. He had the run of games to do that, so it's difficult to keep chopping and changing your 'keepers, never mind your central defenders. You want that stability right down the centre of the pitch to be strong throughout the course of the season and we were planning/ had been planning to extend Conrad's loan period until the end of the season.
"Obviously it has been cut short due to the result of the injury and now we'll give Josh the opportunity to get that stability. And he will, there's no question about that. He was the stand-out goalkeeper, if not one of the two stand out goalkeepers from last season in League Two. He kept 19 clean sheets and he's an incredible goalkeeper. We're thankful that we've got continuity with Josh because he knows what we're all about and he knows how we set up because he's not coming in cold. We're really privileged to be in that situation."