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Stephen Dooley Joins Rochdale

31 May 2018

Rochdale AFC are delighted to announce the signing of Northern Irish midfielder Stephen Dooley.

The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Crown Oil Arena.

He joins from NIFL Premiership side Coleraine, who he helped to win the Irish Cup earlier this month.

Dooley began his career with The Bannsiders, appearing in the 2008 Irish Cup Final at the age of just 16.

He moved to Derry City in 2014, before joining Cork City for a successful two-year spell in 2016, winning the FAI League and Cup double last year alongside current Dale defender Ryan Delaney.

He rejoined Coleraine on a six-month deal in January, and is now looking forward to his first spell in English football.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play over in the English system, and Rochdale looks like a brilliant club, so I’m delighted to finally get the deal done.

“I want to be one of those players that can excite the fans and get people off their seat.

“All I can really promise is work rate and that I’ll give it my all, and hopefully it’s enough to do well.”

The deal is subject to EFL and International clearance.

Welcome to the club, Stephen!

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