Rochdale have confirmed the permanent signings of ex-Manchester United winger Febian Brandy and Reuben Noble-Lazarus.
Noble-Lazarus, 21, signs on an 18-month contract from Barnsley, after being on-loan at Spotland since October.
Dale manager Keith Hill praised the capture of the youngster, who made his debut for Barnsley at the age 15, becoming the youngest ever player to play in the Football League.
“He’s an exciting player. He’s got outstanding qualities and I’m glad that we’ve got him signed up for next season as well because that was our intention.” Hill told the club’s website.
“It’s not just for this season – we wanted some benefit from signing him and I feel as though signing him on an 18-month contract gives the football club, Reuben and myself, the best opportunity for Reuben to express himself and to find a home.”
“I feel as though he’s maturing now and I feel as though I understand Reuben better. He understands what’s required better and we’ve still got to develop Reuben.”
“What we’ve seen from Reuben is moments of great excitement and real talent and we’ve got to make sure that we can prepare him for more of those moments that we’ve seen.”
Rochdale have also confirmed the signing of former Manchester United youngster, Febian Brandy.
Brandy, 25, had left Barnsley just last week, and has completed his move to Spotland, signing a deal until the end of the season.
Manager, Keith Hill told the official Rochdale site “Febian’s got really good attributes and they are attributes which suit the way that we play,”
“He’s got pace, trickery, goal scoring ability and he’s someone who is prepared to run with and without the ball – I think he’ll fit into our squad perfectly. He knows the challenges are to actually get into the squad, but I trust that he’s got the appetite to do that.”
“It gives me another great option because when we have lost players it has been difficult to get the points that we’ve needed and that’s no disrespect to the players that have come in. It’s an opportunity for him and it’s an opportunity for us.”
Rochdale currently sit 8th in Sky Bet League One, just two points off the play-off places.