Stanton signs, Clarke to follow
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rochdale have signed Nathan Stanton and have agreed a deal for Darrell Clarke.
Rochdale have signed Nathan Stanton on a free transfer and have agreed a deal for Hartlepool United midfielder Darrell Clarke.
Stanton has secured a one-year contract at Spotland after impressing Dale boss Steve Parkin during pre-season.
The defender was released by Scunthorpe United at the end of last season and has also trained with Walsall during the summer.
He has opted for a 12-month contract with Dale and Parkin is delighted to finally bring Stanton to the League Two club.
"I tried to get him last season and I think he will be a good signing for us," Parkin told the club's official website.
"He is a player who will bring pace to our back-line, something we didn't have last season."
Meanwhile, Clarke is due to arrive at Spotland on a loan deal from Hartlepool until the end of the calendar year.
The move is set to be finalised on Thursday morning, with the midfielder staying with Rochdale until the next transfer window.