Rochdale News | Sports News | Rochdale AFC sign striker Tahvon Campbell

Date published: January 27, 2022

Rochdale Football Club have signed striker Tahvon Campbell from Woking on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The 25-year-old is the National League’s third top scorer this season, with 13 goals in 20 appearances and joins Dale for an undisclosed fee.

Campbell said: “I’m thrilled to be here and can’t wait to get started,”

“It’s been going on for quite close to the start of the window and it was about the clubs reaching an agreement.

“I heard a lot about the style of play and the chances created. I spoke to the management staff and heard some very good things.

“I know Jimmy [Shan] very well, and it was very important for me to work with someone I trust.

“I needed another opportunity to step up and continue my form. Talking to them, they gave me the confidence that I would have a chance in the team and the chance to continue my form.

Manager Robbie Stockdale said: “He was another of our top targets at the start of the window.

“When Jacques [Beesley] left, we needed to replace the lenses, and we feel that with Luke [Charman] and now Tahvon, we have this.

“He’s quick, he’s dynamic, he plays a lot on the shoulder of the defender. He’s a bit different to the other strikers in the team, so it’s always good to have options, but I’m hoping to buy a few goals, as his record in the league below has been very good this year.

Campbell joined the West Bromwich Albion academy aged nine, progressing through the ranks to sign a professional contract with the Baggies.

He spent time on loan in the National League and then in League Two, before joining Forest Green Rovers on a permanent deal in the summer of 2018.

A loan move to League One Gillingham followed in January 2019, before a permanent move to Cheltenham Town that summer.

After spending time on loan at Gloucester City and Halifax Town, he joined Woking on a permanent deal in July 2021.

Ruth J. Leeds