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Cannon handed Rochdale deal

Rochdale teenager Andy Cannon has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The 18-year-old youth-team product, who scored 11 goals last season, is looking forward to testing himself at a higher level.

Cannon told the club's official website: "It was a great moment when I was informed by the gaffer that I was going to be offered a deal.

"It was an exciting moment and I was really pleased that all the work I did in the youth team had paid off - it was fantastic.

"It's a big step up from League Two with clubs like Sheffield United and Preston North End in there so it will be a different experience, but I'm looking forward to it."