Everyone at Rochdale Football Club is deeply saddened and heartbroken to learn of the passing of Joshua McCormack.
The five-year-old passed away in the early hours of Friday morning following a brave battle with cancer.
Our thoughts are with his Mum Nicola and his Dad Kevin at this very difficult time. We send Nicola, Kevin and their family our sincerest condolences and love.
Staff at the club first met Joshua last year and he touched the hearts of everyone. He remained a friend of Dale since then, and in November, the youngster was named in the Rochdale squad to face Hartlepool United.
As a mark of respect and in remembrance, Joshua’s squad number, 55, will be retired.
We will continue to offer our support to the family at this time.