Last Updated: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:29
Rochdale have snapped up centre-back Olly Lancashire on a two-year deal.
The 24-year-old was one of 13 players made redundant by Aldershot last month after the financially-stricken Hampshire outfit went into administration.
And Dale boss Keith Hill has moved to secure Lancashire's services, with the former Southampton and Walsall defender passing a medical on Friday.
Hill told the club's official website: "I'm really pleased with this addition.
"He's a protigi of Southampton's successful development and I've liked him for a long time. He's a good football player, he reads the game well and it is a really good pick-up for us.
"When he was due to leave Southampton in 2010 we tried to recruit him but missed out and subsequently he's been at Walsall and Aldershot.
"He struggled with injury last season but he's over those injury concerns now and he's really looking forward to working with us. He understands that we're ambitious, he's ambitious and he's looking to get going again.
"I'm really looking forward to working with him during pre-season and making him compatible defensively with the players that we've got."
Lancashire is reunited with midfielder Peter Vincenti after he left Aldershot earlier this summer following the club's relegation from the Football League.
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