Scunthorpe United: Bobby Grant leaves Iron to pen two-year deal at Rochdale
Striker Bobby Grant has left Scunthorpe United, signing a two-year deal at Rochdale for an undisclosed fee on transfer deadline day.
The 22-year-old spent a spell on loan at Spotland two seasons ago and the move reunites him with his former Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman.
Six weeks ago, the League Two club had an initial offer for the forward, thought to be in the region of £20,000 rejected by the Iron.
But Grant has always remained one of Coleman's top summer targets and Dale are likely to have upped their bid to land the Scouser today.
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Never quite earning the tag of fans' favourite during his time with the Iron, Grant managed 70 appearances, scoring 11 goals – the last two of which came against Derby County in the first round of the Capital One Cup.
He found himself relegated to the bench against Norwich City on Tuesday as manager Alan Knill opted to use Mike Grella as a lone striker – a system he now is likely to persist with for Saturday's trip to Hartlepool.
Knill had already been attempting to strengthen his squad with the signing of a striker before Grant's departure.
So far though the Iron appear to have found beefing up their strike options difficult, with an enquiry for Huddersfield Town's Alan Lee falling on deaf ears.