WANDERERS have swooped to sign Kieran Sadlier from League One rivals Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old becomes Ian Evatt’s sixth new arrival of the January transfer window, signing a contract which ties him to the UniBol until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Sadlier has made 21 appearances for the Milliers this season, 13 starts, and has scored six times, including a hat-trick against Manchester City’s Under-21s in the Papa John's Trophy.

A versatile attacker who can play across the front three, Sadlier started his career at West Ham, coming through the youth ranks at the same time as ex-Wanderers Rob Hall and Josh Cullen, Sean Maguire and Pelly Ruddock.

He briefly played for St Mirren in Scotland before returning to England with Peterborough United in 2015 – but it wasn’t until he moved out to Ireland with Sligo Rovers and then Cork City that his career really took off.

A goal-laden couple of years caught the attention of Doncaster Rovers, where he finished top scorer in 2019/20, moving on to Rotherham – then in the Championship – the following season. In total he played 37 times for the Millers and scored seven times.

Sadlier has also represented Ireland at all youth levels and was called into senior squads by Mick McCarthy in October and November 2019.

“Kieran is a player we tried to sign in the summer and it didn’t happen,” said Wanderers boss Ian Evatt.

“We tried to sign him again at the start of this window and it didn’t look like it was going to happen and then we’ve managed to get it done and over the line. I think he’s delighted and we’re delighted.

“He’s used to winning football matches. He’s been a big part of the Rotherham team that is doing really well in this division.

“He’s a goalscorer at this level, who can play in a number of positions and it’s a no-brainer for us.

“He’s a player that improves us and makes us better, which we are trying to do in this window.”