Heald takes Dale option
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 32-year-old joined the Spotland side after being released by Leyton Orient and signed until the season's end with Steve Parkin's side.
Heald had an option to sign for another year and the defender has decided to take that option up - delighting the Dale boss.
"Greg has been very good for us since he arrived," Parkin told the club's official website.
"He came to do a job for us and he's the sort of player you can build a team around.
"He's been strong and we've really asked a lot from him in recent weeks because he's been playing with a fractured rib."
The club, meanwhile, are expecting to receive a payment of £20,000 from West Ham United, should former Dale goalkeeper Stephen Bywater make his 20th appearance for The Hammers on Sunday.