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Tom Kennedy rejoins Rochdale on loan from Leicester

Tom Kennedy
Kennedy made 151 appearances for Rochdale before leaving in July 2010

Rochdale have re-signed Leicester City defender Tom Kennedy on a three-month loan deal.

The 25-year-old left Spotland in the summer after signing a pre-contract agreement with the Championship side but has only featured in four games.

He told the club website: "It has been frustrating time for me as we have had three different managers.

"I had a few clubs that came in for me but to be honest there was only one League One club I wanted to go to."

Kennedy began his career at Bury after coming through their youth system before moving to Rochdale in the summer of 2007.

There is no doubt he is a Championship player and we are lucky to have his services back here.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill

He added: "I know how good things are here at Spotland and I have fond memories of my time here. I want the team to do well, I always look out for Dale's result on a Saturday and I'm delighted to be back here."

Manager Keith Hill added: "The chain of events at Leicester City haven't gone in Tom's favour and he has been unfortunate.

"There is no doubt he is a Championship player and we are lucky to have his services back here and it is a place he wanted to come back to and that was important too.

"We know him well and he has the quality we are looking for and he has experience too. He is a very good addition to the football club and he is the type of addition we need to make us stronger."

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