Since promotion to League One in 2014, Rochdale have firmly established themselves as a competitive side in the higher division.
Successive top ten finishes have seen Dale just miss out on the play-offs, and this year they have pushed Millwall and Southend all the way for the final ticket to the end of season lottery.
It all goes down to the final game this weekend, and the team from Spotland may still take the prize.
Keith Hill has done well with his side this season, and on the back of the goal scoring exploits of top scorer, Ian Henderson, the club are the third highest scorers in the division.
Hill will look to add further potency to his attack over the summer, and a local rival further down the football pyramid may be where the gaffer finds his man.
Stockport winger, Danny Lloyd-McGoldrick, has been absolutely lethal this season, and has hit 22 goals in the National League North division.
The winger promised County fans goals when he signed from AFC Fylde last summer, and the player has certainly delivered.
At the age of 25, Lloyd-McGoldrick is approaching the best years of his career, and this is the right time to move to a higher level.
Rochdale would be the perfect move for the player.
The club’s proximity to his current home is ideal, given the expenses of moving clubs for a non league player, and Rochdale’s ambition will surely convince the player to leave Edgeley Park.
Keith Hill will be working within a relatively tight budget this summer, and the discovery of non league talent is essential in his business this off season.
If Hill can pair the prolific winger with Dale’s own goal machine, Ian Henderson, then a play off spot has to be on the agenda for the Lancashire club next season.