Rochdale Hornets bring in Wigan youngster

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Rochdale Hornets have announced the signing of Aiden Roden from Wigan on a one-year deal.

Blackpool-born Roden represented Lancashire against the Australian Schoolboys in 2018. He has first-team experience with Wigan having featured in their pre-season friendly against Salford in March 2021.

The young hooker joined Championship side Widnes in 2021 on loan. He also spent time on loan with Whitehaven.

Roden excited to join Rochdale Hornets

He said: “I have already met most of the lads and they’re a class bunch. I can’t wait to get on the field with them.

“The club have got a great set up and training is very professional so I am ready for a great year.”

On the signing, chairman Andy Mazey added: “I am delighted to welcome Aiden to the club. He had a really successful spell in the Championship last year.

“He’s a player I have followed closely as I know his family well so I am sure the supporters will enjoy watching him this year.”

Rochdale 2022 squad

The Hornets will feature in League 1 in 2022, and recently announced their squad numbers.

Former Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner Rangi Chase takes the number six shirt. New recruit and full-back Gregg McNally will wear number one for the club in 2022.

Cian Tyrer, who spent time at Newcastle Thunder in 2021, has been given the number two shirt. His winger partner, Dan Nixon, gets the number five.

Former Tonga and New Zealand international Fuifui Moimoi – a fan favourite at Rochdale – will don the number eight in 2022.

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