Ramsbottom United manager Chris Willcock has moved quickly to cover the short-term absence of goalkeeper Tom Stewart, who is out through injury.

Coming in to take his position between the sticks is 19 year old BRADLEY WADE, on a month’s loan from local League One side Rochdale.

The youngster is highly regarded at the Crown Oil Arena, having signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2018. He recently signed an extension keeping him at the dale until 2022.

He spent the latter half of last season on loan at National League side Barrow.

Brad has been with Rochdale since the age of 15 and has played in three FA Youth Cup campaigns, and was a key member of the youth team as they lifted the EFL Youth Alliance league North-West title last season.

He made his debut for the Rams in their 3-2 victory over Pickering Town at the weekend.

The club have also extended the loan period of JOSH HMAMI, who joined the club from Welsh League champions TNS, initially until 2nd January.

Struggling for game time in the early part of the season, Josh has forced his way into the starting eleven of late with some impressive performances, so much so that he was voted the Supporters “Player-of-the-Month” for December as the team rose to third in the table.

During the month, the team notched sixteen goals from their four games, and midfielder Josh did his bit by netting four of them.

Locally-based, Josh began his career at neighbouring League One side Accrington Stanley.

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