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Rochdale: Club Connections

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 5 May 2014
Posted in First Team

Mark Monington

The centre-back started is football career back in 1988 with Burnley, and stayed the club for six years before moving on to Rotherham in 1994.

Monington found himself on the move again in 1998 when he moved to Rochdale. He would go on to make 95 league games for the club.

He featured more in the league for Rochdale than any other club in his career despite only spending three years there.

Monington first found himself moving to Halifax on an initial loan deal in 2002, before making the move permanent that same year.

He stayed at Town until he retired in 2006, making 53 appearances in the league for the club.

Matt Pearson

Pearson joined Town on a permanent deal in 2013 after impressing when being on loan. He would feature heavily throughout his time at the club and put together a number of impressive performances which eventually got him a move to the football league with Accrington Stanley.

The midfielder played 101 league games in his relatively short time at the club scoring five goals.

Before Town he spent a season at Spotland, but didn’t manage to full break into the first team playing just 9 games before moving to Halifax on Loan.

Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn played one season for Halifax in 2001, making 42 appearances, scoring six goals from midfield.

As well as being a player he also had two spells as caretaker manager in 2001 and 2002.

Redfearn’s dad Brian also played football for Town for two years in the 1960’s.

In 2004 he joined Rochdale but it would prove to be a quick stay and left the same year for Scarborough having played just nine games.

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