Rochdale have agreed a deal to sign Chesterfield’s Scott Wiseman according to a report from journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The 32-year-old defender, who has been capped by Gibraltar ten times, has been a key player for Chesterfield this season, making 29 appearances for the Spireites as they battle against relegation. There are a few black marks on his record this season, notably the fact he has already been sent off three times which has left his team mates in the lurch. This also happened in his last game on New Years Day when they lost 1-0 to Coventry City.

It is most likely this reason which is why Chesterfield were happy to sell him to Rochdale with this report saying a deal has been agreed between the two sides. Wiseman is a familiar figure to fans of Rochdale as he spent three years at the club when he signed for them from Darlington back in 2009. He would go on to make over 100 appearances for them before leaving to join Barnsley. This was when Keith Hill left Rochdale to become Barnsley head coach and now this will be a chance for him to reunite with a manager he obviously has a good relationship with.

Both teams are in a similar predicament though different leagues. Rochdale are currently in the Sky Bet League One relegation zone and are desperate to get out of the bottom four while Chesterfield sit just above the Sky Bet League Two relegation zone. With Chesterfield getting rid of a player that hasn’t worked out for them and Rochdale welcoming home an old favourite, they’ll both hope this deal works out for them.


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