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Rochdale manager will not spend Hogan money

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Hill; looking for Dale to compete in League One next season.

Keith Hill does not want to spend the money from Scott Hogan’s sale to Brentford

Rochdale manager Keith Hill believes the money from Scott Hogan’s sale to Brentford should not be used to sign new players.

Dale received an undisclosed fee from the newly-promoted Championship club for Hogan, who returned to Spotland last summer after spells with non-league sides Hyde and Ashton United and scored 19 goals – including two hat-tricks – during the 2013-14 season.

The 22-year-old’s departure leaves Hill with a significant hole to fill in his squad for the upcoming campaign, but the former Barnsley boss suggested that he might target free agents from higher up the Football League to replace Hogan, and would prefer the windfall from the striker’s transfer to protect Rochdale’s future.

“That, for me, should go into the bank to safeguard the future of the football club,” the 45-year-old was quoted as saying by the BBC.

“I don’t want any of it and I won’t ask for any of it.”

The ex-Blackburn Rovers and Plymouth Argyle defender added: “With respect to recruiting, the obvious position is to replace Scott. I may need two players.

“I’m open-minded about some of the players that will become available over the next two or three weeks. They’re on trial at other clubs higher up the footballing spectrum at the moment and they will become available.

“I’ve witnessed it and benefitted in past times as a result of that.”


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