Ex-Wigan man Perkins completes Tranmere switch


Tranmere have confirmed the signing of veteran midfielder David Perkins who joins from Rochdale.

Confirmation of the move comes after several days of speculation linking the player with a move to Rovers.

We understand there was no transfer fee involved in the move despite Perkins being just six months in to a two-year deal at Spotland. Perkins has signed an 18-month contract at Prenton Park.

His signing may raise eyebrows given that he is now 36-years-old, but he’s a player who Micky Mellon knows well. Perkins left Wigan with whom he had won promotion from League One to re-join former club Rochdale in the summer,

He’s also played for the likes of Colchester and Barnsley during a long and impressive Football League career.

Speaking about Perkins’ arrival, Mellon said: “I have worked with David a lot in the past,” admitted the boss. “He will instantly become a key member of the team.

“He has won promotions and he will bring great experience and energy levels to the squad. He is a great addition to the group.”

The player himself was thrilled to be joining Tranmere. Speaking to the club’s official website, he said:

“As soon as I found out there was interest from Tranmere, I was keen to join, it is a great football club. I am looking forward to challenge and hopefully we can push for promotion.

“I will bring a lot of experience to the team and hopefully I can chip in with a few goals and help the younger lads.

“A lot of players I have played with have played for Tranmere Rovers, most recently Max Power, and he couldn’t speak highly enough of the Club.

“It is a massive football club and I can’t wait to get started.”

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