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Getting to know Chris Dagnall

31 January 2019

A familiar face walked through the doors at Tranmere Rovers on deadline day as Chris Dagnall signed for the Club until the end of the season.

So, what has Dagnall achieved in his career so far, below are ten quick fire facts about our new striker…

1. The striker came through as a trainee at the Club and made his debut at the age of 17 in August 2003 against Peterborough United

2. The matchday squad for the game against Posh included goalkeeper John Achterberg and current first team manager Micky Mellon

3. His first professional goal came for Tranmere Rovers against Luton Town in October 2003, and he went on to score a further six goals before joining Rochdale

4. During his time at Spotland, he scored 60 goals and helped Dale secure their first promotion in 41 years in 2010. Rochdale moved up to League One as Dagnall hit the back of the net 20 times

5. His impressive form in League Two earnt him a move to the Championship, as he joined Scunthorpe United and he went on to play 41 times for the Iron during the 2010/11 campaign

6. In 2011, he faced Tranmere in the league for Scunthorpe United, and scored in their 4-2 win against us at Glanford Park, Mustafa Tiryaki grabbed both goals for Rovers that day

7. In January 2012, Dagnall returned to the Championship to sign for Barnsley, and played alongside fellow January recruit, David Perkins, at Oakwell, and later on, linked up with Mellon after his appointment as assistant manager

8. Dagnall spent time on loan at Bradford City and Coventry City before signing for Leyton Orient on a permanent contract in January 2014 and helped the O’s reach the League One Play-Off final

9. Dagnall went on to play for Indian side Kerala Blasters and Scottish side Hibernian, helping the latter win the Scottish Cup, ending their 114 year wait to win a major competition

10. Dagnall returned to England in the summer of 2016, and has represented Crewe and Bury before re-joining TRFC, the place where it all began for the now 32-year-old. ​

 


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