Rochdale boss Keith Hill is looking to bring back former striker Chris O’Grady, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Keith Hill is believed to be keen on bringing former striker Chris O’Grady back to the club. Rochdale sit 23rd in League One, seven points away from safety and are in danger of losing their League One status. Keith Hill’s side have picked up one point from a possible 15 available in their past 5 league matches.

O’Grady started his professional career at Leicester City in 2003, he would go on to make 24 appearances in two years at the club.

While at Leicester, O’Grady enjoyed season-long loan moves at both Notts County (2004/05) and Rushden and Diamonds (2005/06).

He signed a one-year contract at Rotherham united where he played 51 times scoring 13 goals, earning the team a 10th place finish in League One.

In 2008 he joined Oldham Athletic, for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year contract. Within that two-year period, O’Grady would be sent out on several loan projects including the likes of Bury, Bradford City, Stockport County and Rochdale.

His spell at Spotland was a prolific one, scoring an impressive 15 goals in 24 games, a spell that earned him a permanent move to Dale.

After a rather successful season playing for Rochdale, O’Grady moved to Sheffield Wednesday, scoring a further 13 goals in 60 matches.

Spells at Barnsley, Brighton and Hove Albion, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest followed, before the striker took the decision to sign for Chesterfield in the summer.

Keith Hill has already snapped up Ryan Delaney and Billy Knott, and while he may need to be patient, he is looking to bring one or two more in.

The gaffer spoke to the Club Website about bringing players to the club this transfer window “Hopefully we’ll get one or two more in. I think that’s important because we’ve got re-occurring injuries and illness.”

“We’ve been waiting on players getting fit and catching up and then they’ve broken down again, so it’s important that I now turn the wheel away from the direction of waiting for these players and start concentrating on bringing players in.”


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