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AWESOME! Lambert's Liverpool move fills coffers of Rochdale and Bristol Rovers

Rickie Lambert's move from Southampton to Liverpool has meant plenty to his former clubs Bristol Rovers and Rochdale.

Relegated to the Conference, Rovers picked up around £500,000 from a sell-on clause when Lambert moved from Southampton to Liverpool for about £4.5million.

League One Rochdale also benefited to the tune of £100,000 following a similar agreement - and the striker donated his England shirt to help raise funds for assistant manager Chris Beech's young son Brendan, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.

Rochdale spokesman Stuart Ashworth said: "I am still in touch with him by text and he replies. He's that sort of man."

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