Stephen Jordan grateful for Rochdale opportunity

Stephen Jordan
Jordan won promotion to the Premier League with Burnley in 2008

Rochdale defender Stephen Jordan has thanked the club for giving him another chance in football.

The 29-year-old joined the club at the end of October on non-contract terms.

"I've got to thank Steve [Eyre] and Frank [Bunn] for bringing me in. I'm just enjoying playing football at the minute," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"The manager and Frank set us out to play football, we've got some good players so hopefully we'll be pushing up the table soon."

The former Burnley, Sheffield United and Huddersfield centre-back, who also had a loan spell at Cambridge, was signed after impressing during a trial period.

He has started five games since landing his deal at Spotland as the club have climbed out of the relegation zone in League One.

Jordan began his career at Manchester City, making 62 appearances for the Blues, and says he still follows the club closely as a fan.

"There's only a couple of lads there now from when I was there," he added.

"It's only been about five years so it's turned into a completely different club now isn't it?"

"All my family are season ticket holders so I do follow them all the time.

"Maybe they're not quite Barcelona yet, I don't think anybody is there yet, but hopefully they'll get there soon."