Rochdale Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Harvey Gilmour from FC Halifax Town.
Gilmour joins from the National League side on a two-year deal.
The Sheffield-born midfielder has previously been at Sheffield United, Tranmere Rovers, Stockport County and most recently FC Halifax Town.
“I’ve heard great things from the football club. I’ve played against them before and they’ve got a great following," said the midfielder after putting pen to paper.
“I’ve had a conversation with the gaffer, he’s told me how he wants to play and how it fitted me and my style of play. From there it was quite quick with how it happened.
“They’ve (the conversations with Jimmy McNulty) been very positive. There’s a very strategic style of play which suits me down to the ground. So, then it was an easy choice really.
“I’ll give one hundred and fifty per cent every game. I’m left-footed, I try and play off one-and-two touches, nice and quick and get it to the players who score the most.
Gilmour has said that he's familiar with what the Dale supporters are like and he can't wait to see them: “I’ve heard a lot about them from players that I’ve played with and they’ve always spoken about Rochdale and the Sandy Lane, especially behind that goal. I’m really excited."
Head Coach Jimmy McNulty added: “First and foremost Harvey is a really good footballer, that I like.
“He can play a number of positions in midfield, and he's very comfortable with the ball at his feet. He's proven himself at National League level and is someone who I think could play higher.
"He's had a brilliant season with Halifax, playing a full campaign there, which culminated in him winning the FA Trophy final against Gateshead.
"Alongside being a key player in controlling games he's also tenacious and committed defensively which is important.
“And just as important, he’s a really good lad and a really good person. He's humble and committed. He’s a lad that is going to be liked in the dressing room and will be liked by the fanbase too.
“There were a number of clubs trying to sign Harvey, he was a player we identified early on, and we are delighted to have beaten off the competition to bring him here.
“All in all, I’m really pleased and it’s a really good signing for us.”
Gilmour played a big part in FC Halifax Town's 2022/23 FA Trophy side. The midfielder played the full game at Wembley last month, as his former side won the game 1-0.
The 24-year-old also scored earlier on in the competition against Aldershot in a 2-0 win, watch his goal from that game below.
He was an established member of the squad after featuring 50 times for The Shaymen last season in all competitions.
Welcome to the Crown Oil Arena, Harvey.
Would you like to sponsor Harvey for the 2023/24 season? For just £500 (+VAT), you will get:
- His signed, match-worn shirt presented to you at the end of the season;
- Your company logo on the Player Sponsor's Page on our official website and in our matchday programme;
- Two hospitality tickets to a game of your choice (subject to availability);
- Your logo will appear on our social media and scoreboard during team announcements.
Interested? Please get in touch with Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org).