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Dave Timmins Appointed As First Team Goalkeeping Coach

26 January 2021

Rochdale Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Timmins as first team Goalkeeping Coach.

The 50-year-old has previously worked in the same role at Clubs including Shrewsbury Town, Preston North End, Carlisle United, Port Vale and Blackpool, across a career that has spanned over two decades. He’s mostly recent been at Greenock Morton.

Timmins also spent a brief spell managing Swedish side Gällivare Malmbergets FF in 2018. 

Speaking about the appointment, Manager Brian Barry-Murphy commented: “We’re very passionate about improving all aspects of the Club and continuing to push forward. Dave is an outstanding developer of players and I include all players in that. He’s very passionate about developing all different areas of the team.

“In the past at other clubs, he has also helped staff improve, so he brings an outstanding skillset to our environment. His personality and his character compliment the existing staff members here perfectly, and he will definitely improve all aspects of the Club.

“In the short time he has been here, he has made an instant connection with the players, not just through his ability as a coach and as a mentor, but through his personal skills. We’re pleased and grateful to have him at our Club. We think he’ll be an outstanding addition and a real coup for us a Club.”

Timmins added: “I’m delighted to have joined the Club. My time here so far has been really enjoyable and everyone has made me feel very welcome.

“Brian [Barry-Murphy] is very highly-regarded in the game and I'm looking forward to working as part of his team. He's also held in high regard for the way he sets his team up and how they play. Seeing that first hand and his attention to detail, as well as how he is with the players and his planning, backed up by his staff including Lee, Kevin, Callum and Ben, is brilliant. 

“I’ve come straight into a period where we’ve got games every Saturday and Tuesday, so it has been a quick learning curve for me as I get to know everyone, but the players are superb and great to work with, and the ‘keepers have knuckled down and worked hard like they always have done.”


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