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David Perkins Returns To Rochdale

24 May 2018

We’re delighted to announce the return of David Perkins to the Crown Oil Arena.

The experienced midfielder, who has made almost 600 appearances during his career, has penned a two-year deal at the club, effective from July 1st.

It’s the 35-year-old’s second spell at Dale, following a season and a half long stay at the club from January 2007 through to the end of the 2008 campaign, under the management of Keith Hill.

After his time at Rochdale, Perkins went on to have spells at Colchester United, Chesterfield, Stockport County, Barnsley, Blackpool and most recently the Latics, where he spent three years.

The midfielder made 21 appearances for Paul Cook’s side this past season, helping them secure promotion to the Championship as League One winners. He also played a part in Wigan’s excellent Emirates FA Cup run, including featuring in the 1-0 win over Premier League runner away winners Manchester City. 

Speaking after putting pen to paper, he commented: “I’m very pleased to be back. The 10 years since I was last here has flown by, to be honest. It only seems like yesterday since I was here, so I’m very pleased to be back and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.

“Keith Hill has been top-drawer with me over the years. I played with him at Morecambe and came to work under him at Rochdale from there, and I also worked with him at Barnsley, so I know what he’s like and I’m really looking forward to working with him again.”


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