Date: 31st July 2008 at 2:09pm
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Another of our Play-Off semi-final heroes looks set to be on the move with Sky Sports claiming Ben Muirhead has cancelled his contract with Dale.

Muirhead initialy came to the club on loan from Braford and impressed the then new Dale boss Keith Hill enough to sign him permenantly.

Muirhead was seen as being a key signing alongside ALF last pre-season as expectancy grew before our Centenery season.

Unfortunately Muirhead has never really been able to reproduce his initial form on a consistent basis and was transfer listed at the end of the season.

There were rumours of personal problems and Muirhead was out of the team for a long while. However, it wasn’t all bad news for Muirhead as he came off the bench to score the winning penalty against Darlo in the play-offs. Providing Dale fans with one memory of him they will never forget.

Our oficial site has yet to say anything on the matter and it would be most unlike them to not be first with a story…

In his interview with Sky Muirhead speaks about wanting to play in the Championship which seems somewhat over confident. Regardless of where he ends up we wish him all the best.

Here is a video of Muirhead’s best moment in a Dale shirt… clicky

Here is the Sky Sports article in full:

Winger looks for new challenge understands Ben Muirhead has left Rochdale after cancelling his contract at the club.

The former Manchester United youngster has decided to seek pastures new after becoming unsettled at Spotland.

Muirhead has held talks with Rochdale and both parties have decided to part ways by mutual consent.

The 25-year-old is now hoping to find himself a new club before the start of the season and has set his sights on playing higher up the football pyramid.

‘I have cancelled my contract at Rochdale after holding talks with the club over my future,’ Muirhead told

‘I felt I had no choice but to leave after becoming unsettled at the club for various reasons.

‘I have enjoyed my time at Rochdale, including the winning goal in the play-off semi-final and I wish all the players and fans all the best, but I believe I was stagnating at the club.

‘I am now hoping to find myself a new club before the start of the season and try and get back to playing in the Championship like I was at Bradford.

‘I believe there is some interest in me and I am determined to push myself on.

Murihead’s agent Jesse Learoyd-Hill has confirmed that the tricky winger is attracting interest from a number of clubs.

‘Ben has opted to leave Rochdale as he seeks a new challenge in his career,’ Learoyd-Hill told

‘There has been interest in him and I am hopeful in the next few weeks we can get something sorted out for Ben.’


2 Replies to “Sky Sports Claim Muirhead Departure”

  • I can’t say I see Rochdale as one of the favourites to be honest. It is a very open division I think so they do have a chance.

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