Crewe look at Irish youngster
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
McCourt recently undertook a similar spell with Crewe's Division One rivals Norwich City before returning to Spotland.
Norwich opted not to follow up their interest with a bid and the Northern Ireland international has now headed to Gresty Road.
The exciting winger will spend the week with Crewe with Rochdale once again not standing in the teenager's way of continuing his footballing education.
Dale boss Alan Buckley admits he had no qualms in granting Crewe permission to assess the 19-year-old's ability at close quarters.
"I am happy to allow Patrick to train with Crewe," Buckley told Rochdale's official website.
"The move has been instigated by Patrick's agent but having spoken to Dario Gradi before his heart operation, it was something I was willing to sanction."