However, the 19 year old insists his father’s presence was not a major factor in his move to Dale.
"My dad's never coached me before so that didn't really influence my decision to come here," he said. "Obviously I've known Steve (Eyre) for a long time but since I've been here training has been great and the lads have been great with me. It will help me massively."
He added: "The lads here are fantastic. They're all good pros, we're a team and everyone gets on with each other. We're just trying to look to turn things around and we are very close to turning it around. The performance against Preston was better than it has been in recent weeks and hopefully in the future we'll keep progressing."