Rochdale have signed Stockport midfielder Ricky Lambert and Lincoln striker Marcus Richardson.
Lincoln striker Richardson has been suspended by the Imps
Lambert, 23, has agreed a contract until June 2007 after Rochdale paid an undisclosed fee for the former Blackpool and Macclesfield Town player.
Richardson, 27, joined on a one-month loan after being suspended by Lincoln following a training ground bust-up.
"Both should add strength and power to the side and a healthy competition," boss Steve Parkin told Dale's website.