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Josh Lillis




Date of birth



183 cm





Born: Derby, 24th June 1987

Josh 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 was then extended until the end of this campaign.

Further contract talks have recently seen Josh sign for Dale for another two seasons, keeping him at the Crown Oil Arena until June 2020.

Josh 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 31, Josh also played on loan at Notts County and Grimsby during his time with The Iron.

Josh made his 250th appearance for Rochdale in their home game versus Southend in March 2018. This figure is exceeded by only one other goalkeeper in the club’s history.