After surviving relegation in dramatic fashion on the final day of the season, Rochdale have begun preparations for next season by signing midfielder David Perkins.
The 35-year-old played 21 times for title winners Wigan Athletic this season but has opted to join Keith Hill at Rochdale for the next campaign.
Perkins spent a season long loan with Dale for the 2007-08 campaign and the midfielder admitted that he was excited to return to the Greater Manchester club.
The former England C international told Rochdale’s official club website, “I’m very pleased to be back. The 10 years since I was last here has flown by, to be honest. It only seems like yesterday since I was here, so I’m very pleased to be back and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.
“Keith Hill has been top-drawer with me over the years. I played with him at Morecambe and came to work under him at Rochdale from there, and I also worked with him at Barnsley, so I know what he’s like and I’m looking forward to working with him again.”