Rochdale have given Matthew Edwards a six-month extension to his contract at Spotland.
The young goalkeeper who came through the Apprenticeship programme at Leeds United joined Dale last summer after being released by the Whites.
And he is now keen to repay the faith shown in him by boss Keith Hill as he looks to edge closer to contention for a first-team spot.
Speaking to the Club’s official website, he said:
“I’m very pleased to have been offered a new contract and it’s just nice to get another chance. I would have had the opportunity last season to play too after Kenny picked up his injury and to miss out only added to the frustration.”
“Tom and Frankie came in and they were superb for us and even though I was fit I knew I wasn’t about to get a game with Kenny also recovered.”
“I suppose from that point on it was about keeping focussed, training hard and see what comes along – there’s not much more you can do, but it’s behind me now and I’ll look forward to the coming season.”
“I have six months to prove my worth and I will be aiming to extend my stay at Spotland. I’m looking to get my hands on the number one spot or otherwise there would be no point being here and I cannot wait.”