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Chris Dagnall




Date of birth



173 cm





Forward Chris Dagnall re-signed for Tranmere Rovers in the January transfer window, returning to the Club after 13-years away.

Liverpool-born Dagnall came through the youth ranks at Prenton Park before turning professional with Rovers, going on to make 40 league appearances in a Tranmere jersey over the space of three years.

He left TRFC after his loan move to Rochdale in January 2006 became a permanent transfer to Spotland in the July of that year.

And in four years at Dale, Dagnall became a key player for Keith Hill’s side, turning out 140 times, scoring 54 league goals whilst at the Greater Manchester club during a fruitful spell.

His form at Rochdale earned the Liverpudlian striker a move to then-Championship outfit Scunthorpe United in June 2010 on a free transfer.

Dagnall would feature on 60 occasions in 18-months at Glanford Park, scoring the nine goals for the Iron.

He was on the move again in January 2012, swapping Lincolnshire for a switch to South Yorkshire when he agreed a two-year deal at the Tykes on an undisclosed fee.

At Oakwell, Dagnall reunited with Hill, his former boss at Rochdale, David Flitcroft and later, his current manager Micky Mellon, his former team-mate at Tranmere, who was then assistant manager at Barnsley.

During his three seasons at Barnsley, Dagnall made 53 league appearances in the Championship and was also loaned out to Bradford City and Coventry City.

In January 2014, Dagnall was on the move again, this time he signed for Leyton Orient to aid their promotion bid from League One.

He scored seven goals in 22 appearances as the East London side reached the Play-Off final at Wembley in May 2014 only to lose on penalties to Rotherham United.

The following season, Dagnall scored 11 goals in 38 games for the O’s and left at the end of their relegation campaign to join Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League in the summer of 2015.

He returned to Britain in December 2015, signing a short-term contract with Hibernian, playing 11 games in Scotland’s second-tier before linking up with Crewe Alexandra in July 2016.

Dagnall scored 14 goals in 41 games in his first season to help the Railwaymen survive in League Two, and in total, scored 17 goals in 73 appearances at Gresty Road.

The 32-year-old began this season at Bury before returning to where it all began at Tranmere in January, reuniting with Mellon once again.