Rochdale sign Brentford defender Pim Balkestein on loan

Pim Balkestein
Balkestein played in the Bees' 1-0 win over Rochdale in April

Rochdale have signed Brentford defender Pim Balkestein on loan until January.

The 24-year-old began his career in the Netherlands, coming through the youth system at Heerenveen.

He joined Ipswich in June 2008 after a successful trial, but was loaned out to Brentford on two occasions before join permanently in August last year.

The Dutchman joined the Bees for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract, and went onto make 27 appearances last season, scoring once.

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