Dale move for Bramble
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rochdale are hoping to pip League Two rivals Lincoln to the signing of Tes Bramble.Rochdale are hoping to pip League Two rivals Lincoln City to the signing of Tes Bramble.
The striker has been released by Southend United following The Shrimpers' promotion to League One.
Lincoln, beaten by Southend in the play-off final, are reportedly among the clubs interested in signing the 24-year-old on a free transfer.
But Rochdale have already held preliminary talks with the forward, who spent the closing two months of last season on loan at Cambridge United.
Dale boss Steve Parkin confirmed his interest in Bramble and he is aiming to pursue the bid in the coming weeks.
"Tes is a good player and I've held discussions with him already," said Parkin.
"He fell out of favour at Southend and went on loan to Cambridge.
"That change of circumstances obviously suited him well and by offering him the chance to stay in the Football League I hope he chooses to move north.
"Talks are at a very early stage."