Richards joins Dale
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rochdale have landed Northampton Town striker Marc Richards.Rochdale have landed Northampton Town striker Marc Richards.
The 22-year-old has sunk down the pecking order at The Sixfields Stadium in recent months and he has now been allowed to leave on loan.
The former Blackburn front man will spend the next month at Spotland.
"We have allowed Marc to go out on a month's loan in a bid to give him match practice," said Calderwood.
"We currently have strong competition in the forward line with Scott McGleish, Eric Sabin, Danny Crow, Lee Barnard and of course Andy Kirk is back with us after this weekend.
"The plan is that Marc will return to us after a month, fully match fit to play a big part in the last two or three weeks of the regular season, and possibly the play-offs after that.
"We know that Rochdale are just behind us in the table and some people might ask why we are letting a striker join a team who are competing with us, but there is no point looking down and we have to look at the teams above us. "
Meanwhile, defender Luke Graham has extended his loan spell at Kettering Town for a further month.