He has been on loan for us since the the end of August after failing to settle at Spotland, where he only scored twice in twenty appearances. He originally signed for them in a double deal involving Mark Jackson in January of last year, a deal that cost Dale a total of £30,000.
Christie first signed for the Harriers when Jan Molby was manager but he came to the club injured and many said that his signing then was a mistake. He only made one start for us in his first season but in the following season he made 31 appearances scoring thirteen times.
It was expected that Rochdale would demand a fee for the return of Christie but it now transpires that was never discussed. This makes one wonder why the club seemed to be encouraging a collection at the ground yesterday for the possible fee.
The money raised could still be used to finance other new players though and that might include the possible signing of James Constable from Walsall if they release him during the January transfer window.
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