Double arrival at Dale
Rochdale have signed David Button and Lewis Montrose on loan until the end of the season.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 27/03/08 4:06pm
Rochdale have signed goalkeeper David Button and utility man Lewis Montrose on loan until the end of the season.
England Under 19 international David Button has been brought in due to a keeper shortage at Spotland.
The League Two side have seen their options dwindled down to just on-loan Tommy Lee following injuries to James Spencer and Sam Russell and the release of young understudy Lloyd Rigby.
However, Keith Hill has responded quickly to resolve the crisis by capturing Button from Premier League side Tottenham.
The 19-year-old has already featured for the reserves at White Hart Lane, and also had a brief spell with Blue Square Premier side Grays Athletic earlier in the season.
"We had him watched on Tuesday (for England's U19s) and got more good feedback from his youth-team coach and his goalkeeping coach," Hill told Rochdale's official website.
"He comes with very high regard and comes to be competitive.
"He wants to get on the ladder and I am sure that he is going to be a star so it is a privilege to have him here from Tottenham."
Meanwhile, Hill has further boosted the numbers in his squad with the capture of Wigan's teenage utility player Montrose.
Equally at home in defence or midfield, Montrose has made just one first-team appearance for the Latics and will be looking to pick up valuable experience during his time at Spotland.
Hill is delighted to have tied up another loan signing and expects Montrose to be a success in League Two.
"He is a utility player that I wanted to recruit as an apprentice when I first took over," he said.
"We will be giving him his opportunity and all he is doing at Wigan at the moment is playing reserve-team football and they run out shortly.
"He will have to come and fight for his place but he is a player that I know can do a job at this level."