Joe Rafferty has signed a new contract with Rochdale, the Sky Bet League One club have announced.

Club player of the year Joe Rafferty signs new Rochdale deal

Club player of the year Joe Rafferty signs new Rochdale deal

The 23-year-old defender, voted player of the year by the club's fans this season, has agreed a two-year deal.

Rafferty told Rochdale's website: "I wanted to stay because I'm happy here and I want to achieve more with this club. We've achieved something different every year that I've been here and I want to keep on achieving."

Manager Keith Hill added: "He has been with us for five years and during that time he has grown. He has developed and he's still developing, and he's had another good season in League One."

Rafferty has made 179 appearances for Rochdale since joining from Liverpool's academy in 2012.


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