Rochdale ship Perkins to Tranmere Rovers

David Perkins (White shirt) playing against AFC Wimbledon

In what’s turning out to be a busy start to the January transfer window for Rochdale Football Club, they’ve agreed to let their fifth player leave the Crown Oil Arena.

Following the departures of Andy Cannon to Portsmouth and Harrison McGahey to Scunthorpe United, David Perkins has now joined League Two Tranmere Rovers on an 18-month contract.

The 36-year old, who arrived at Rochdale in the summer, departs for the second time in his career for an undisclosed fee.

So far this season the midfielder has appeared in 21 games for Dale, with his last game being the 4-0 defeat at home to Bradford City in the last game of 2018.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told their official website: “I’d like to thank Perks for everything he has done for us,” said Manager Keith Hill. 

“I appreciate everything he has done for me at this football club, in helping stabilise the position that we’re in, in League One, and for giving us a platform to try and build on as we go into the second half of the season.”

In addition to Cannon, McGahey and now Perkins, Rochdale have also seen goalkeeper Brendan Moore leave the club to return to the USA with defender Sam Hart end his loan spell and head back to Blackburn Rovers.

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