Niall Canavan: Rochdale sign Scunthorpe defender after loan spell

Niall Canavan
Niall Canavan progressed through the youth system at Scunthorpe

Rochdale have signed defender Niall Canavan on a two-year deal after he was released by Scunthorpe.

The 25-year-old moved to Dale on loan towards the end of last season and scored once in his 11 appearances.

The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international made 173 appearances for the Iron.

Canavan is boss Keith Hill's first signing ahead of next season after losing defenders Ashley Eastham and Olly Lancashire.

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