New striker looking to recreate old Rochdale magic at Oakwell

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NEW Barnsley signing Chris Dagnall is confident he’ll have no problems settling at Oakwell as he looks for a second bite at the Championship cherry.

Striker Dagnall is hungry for success having tasted some Championship football with Scunthorpe before the club were relegated to League One.

But now is new start for the 25-year-old as he links up again with his former Rochdale bosses, manager Keith Hill and assistant boss David Flitcroft, gunning to recreate a period which he describes as the “most enjoyable” of his career so far.

“I’m hoping to settle in quite quickly,” revealed Dagnall. “I’m here to add competition for places. Hopefully I will get myself a place in the team.

“I’ve never really set targets for myself, I don’t believe in them. I believe what’s going to be will be. We’ll just have to wait and see.

“But I’m made up to have joined the club and to have joined up again with Hilly and Flicker.

“The offer of playing Championship football was massive. I know Keith and Flicker really well from my time at Rochdale, I enjoyed probably the best time of my career playing under them. To team up with them again was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.”

Dagnall bagged 20 goals in Rochdale’s 2001-10 promotion season to League One - and the former Tranmere Rovers marksman has no worries Hill and Flitcroft will get the best out of him.

“I was at Rochdale for over three and a half years so they know me really well and I know them,” he added.

Dagnall is cup-tied for this afternoon’s FA Cup home clash with Swansea City but could make his debut against Leicester City next Saturday.