Rochdale secure another player to long-term deal

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In a week where Rochdale have secured some of their most important players ahead of the start of the new season, the club have announced another member of the squad will be sticking around for a bit longer.

Jimmy Keohane has agreed terms on a two-year deal at the Crown Oil Arena, keeping him with the club until the summer of 2021.

The 28-year old joined Rochdale on a short-term deal in February but has impressed enough during his time at the club to earn a new longer contract.

While at the Crown Oil Arena, Keohane made eight appearances to help the club stave off relegation and remain in League One.

He made nearly 100 appearances for Exeter City earlier in his career, and until his arrival at the Crown Oil Arena, had spent two seasons at Cork City having joined them from Sligo Rovers. He was part of the Rebel Army squad that won the League and Cup double in 2017.

Speaking to the club’s official website after putting pen to paper, Keohane said: “I’m delighted to get the deal done. I’m looking forward to the times ahead and hopefully they can be successful ones.

“There’s a great feeling around.

“Brian [Barry-Murphy] and Lee [Riley] have put across their points of how they want us to play and that’s exciting. They’ve got a lot of fresh ideas and the way we’re going to try and play is exciting. It’s something I’m really looking forward to.”

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