Football: Magnus Norman extends Rochdale stay

Date published: 06 January 2019

Goalkeeper Magnus Norman has extended his stay at Rochdale Football Club.

The 21-year-old, on loan from Fulham, will remain at the Crown Oil Arena until the end of the season.

Norman joined Rochdale from the Premier League side in August and has made 11 appearances so far this season.

Magnus Norman said: “It makes loads of sense for me to stay. I’ve enjoyed my time here so far and I’m happy here, so I’m glad the loan has been extended so early in the window.

“I’ve loved being at the club, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to make my EFL debut and to have played in the Checkatrade Trophy and the Carabao Cup.

“Steve Collis is a great coach and I get on well with Josh Lillis and Brad Wade but within that we’re always pushing each other in training to become the best, so it’s very competitive.”

Rochdale Manager Keith Hill said: “We want that continuity with someone who is known to the squad and who has integrated well, so we’re really pleased to have extended that deal.

“We’ve worked with Magnus on the training pitch and he’s an outstanding goalkeeper. I had a great chat with him after the game on Tuesday and he’s fully inclusive in what we’re doing here, and he wants to stay at the club and give it a real go.

“There was a route back to Fulham for him, but he wants to stay and, for me, that shows character.

“I’m really pleased that Magnus has chosen the right decision, rather than the easy decision and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to retain him for the remainder of the season.”

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