League Two Rochdale have re-appointed Keith Hill for a second spell in charge of the Lancashire club
Rochdale live updates
The new Football League season kicks off this weekend.
Sammy McIlroy has been assessing the chances of the north-west's League Two sides.
Rochdale have completed the signing of defender Javan Vidal on non-contract terms following a successful trial with the club.
Vidal, 24, has spent the last three weeks with Dale and has been invited to stay at Spotland by manager Keith Hill.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit-and-run incident involving football fans on their way to a match.
Two Port Vale fans were taken to hospital after they were hit by a car as the waited in a taxi rank outside Rochdale train station.
The wintry conditions are taking their toll as the first weekend football fixtures have been called off.
The League One games at Scunthorpe, Crawley and Bury have all fallen victim to frozen pitches while the League Two matches at Accrington, Rochdale and Southend are off for the same reason.