Rochdale release goalkeeper Moore

Rochdale have announced they’ve released goalkeeper Brendan Moore from his contract with immediate effect after less than six months at the Crown Oil Arena.

The 26-year old has had his deal terminated by mutual consent allowing him to return to America.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Rochdale manager Keith Hill said: “Brendan’s decision came out of the blue, but I’ve listened to him, and from a compassionate point of view, I understand his desires and I won’t stand in his way.”

Moore arrived at the club in the summer and made ten appearances between the sticks at Rochdale but has come under fire from certain sections of supporters over his performances.

His last game was the 4-0 hammering at the Crown Oil Arena by Bradford City at the end of 2018.

“There is a certain amount of bravery to come and knock on my door and explain how things have materialised, so I respect and admire for him that.” Hill added.

“He’s been playing first team football but emotionally and due to his family ties, he has come to the decision that he wants to go back home and forge a career in the USA. I’ve reluctantly agreed to that because it’s the right thing to do for Brendan.”

“I’d like to thank him for everything he has done for us and wish him all the best for the future.”

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