Manager Brian Barry-Murphy spoke to www.rochdaleafc.co.uk after the securing the services of Rhys Norrington-Davies on a season-long loan from Sheffield United…
“The left-back position has been a priority this summer. We felt that while we develop our own younger left-backs within the club, it was imperative that we had a player who is capable of coming in and making us a stronger team. We feel as though Rhys is that player,” said BBM.
“He is someone that we know very well and that we’ve monitored for a period of time.
“Before he went to Barrow last year, we were aware, through my relationship with the staff at Sheffield United, of how quickly he was progressing.
“He’s a player that fits the bill of what we were looking to bring in. The main criteria for our loan players this season is to add something to the squad that we feel we haven’t got, and Rhys certainly fits into that category.
“He is a very energetic and vibrant player. He’s got an appetite for the game, and he attacks and defends in equal level of intensity and focus. He brings something different to the squad and complements the other members of our squad.”