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Josh Lillis

Goalkeeper

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Biography

Date of birth

24/06/1987

Height

183 cm

Signed

01/07/2012

Country

England

Lillis arrived at the Crown Oil Arena from Scunthorpe in May 2012 to start his third spell with the club.

After impressive displays in the 2013/14 promotion campaign, he committed himself to Rochdale for a further two years, a deal which has since been extended until June 2018.

Lillis first joined Dale on an emergency loan from Scunthorpe in October 2009, playing in a 4-0 win at Bournemouth, before returning to the Crown Oil Arena for the first half of the 2010/11 campaign.

The son of former Derby and Manchester City player Mark Lillis, he went back to Scunthorpe at the end of his loan spell, but found his chances limited at Glanford Park and left the club at the end of 2011/12.

Aged 30, he also played on loan at Notts County and Grimsby during his time with The Iron.

Lillis made his 200th appearance for Rochdale in their 3-2 win at Millwall in September 2016. This figure is exceeded by only four other goalkeepers in the club’s history.

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