After a mediocre season for the Dale finishing in a respectable ninth place, manager Keith Hill will certainly looking to push forward next campaign, and continue his fight for a League One Playoff.
Although, he is most definitely going to have to add to his already strong squad, but with Rochdale’s low transfer budget they won’t be many first team replacements Hill can target for a cheap price tag.
Former Dale striker Chris O’Grady would be a brilliant addition to Hill’s squad.
Having played for Rochdale back in 2009 and had a two and half year spell at Spotland, and impressed everyone at the club scoring 31 goals, which lead to his money move to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
Since then, the 31-year-old has had a successful spell at Barnsley, however O’Grady’s career has taken a turn for the worse in recent years, as two unsuccessful loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion, have forced his parent club Brighton to release the forward.
Now available on a free transfer, a move to Spotland may just be what O’Grady needs to re-light his career, the Dale will definitely be searching for a new forward to partner current top scorer Ian Henderson.
Also, if O’Grady was willing to drop down a division in England’s tier, then Rochdale would surely be able to fund a move for him with him now on the free agents list.
Dale fans… What do you think? Would you take O’Grady back at Spotland? Is there any other realistic alternative you’d prefer to sign? Let us know in the comments below…