Tranmere linked with ex-Wigan and Barnsley midfielder


Tranmere have been linked with a move for veteran Rochdale midfielder David Perkins, according to a Rochdale fan forum and social media.

The 36-year-old playmaker re-joined Rochdale in the summer after leaving Wigan Athletic, but he has found games hard to come by at Spotland in League One. He had played for the club for two years earlier in his career.

A move for Perkins on first glance may not look ideal, but with Rovers struggling in some games to open defences up and have that little bit of guile and experience when needed, a short-term move for this type of player may make some sense.

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Perkins started his career at Morecambe before joining Rochdale the first time around. He subsequently played for Colchester, Barnsley and Blackpool before spending three years at Wigan with whom he helped win promotion to the Championship last season.

He has over 600 appearances under his belt during his career.

A striker, midfielders and a back-up goalkeeper are all thought to be on Micky Mellon’s wish list for January. The Tranmere boss is said to be confident of adding quality, helped in part by Friday’s bumper payday in the FA Cup against Tottenham.

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