Fijian forward returns to Rochdale

Joe Taira will return to Rochdale Hornets for the 2021 League 1 season.

Taira, 31, joined the club in 2016 from amateur side Rochdale Mayfield, and featured in three seasons before joining Batley for the 2019 Championship season.

“I played under Matt at Rochdale Mayfield, and I’m looking forward to joining him again in 2021,” said Taira.

“I can’t wait to play again and the goal is to get Rochdale Hornets back to the Championship.

“There’s a few local lads that have signed and some big names and I’m looking forward to playing with them.”

On the latest addition, head coach Calland said: “It’s great to have Joe on board for 2021.

“He will give us some real grunt in the middle. He is an exciting player and will no doubt entertain the fans with his style of play.

“He is very aggressive in defence and an explosive ball carrier. Welcome back, Joe.”

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