Rochdale have signed defender Niall Canavan from League One rivals Scunthorpe on an emergency loan deal.
The 24-year-old has made 12 appearances for the Iron this season but has not featured since 2 January.
The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international progressed through the youth system at Glanford Park, where he has made 173 appearances.
Canavan, who has had just one previous loan spell away from Scunthorpe, could feature against Crewe on Tuesday.
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