KIERAN Sadlier reckons fans have not yet seen the best of him in Wanderers shirt.

Just four months into his Bolton career the former Rotherham United playmaker has already proved a canny addition, filling in a number of different positions for Ian Evatt at the tail-end of the League One season.

But while Sadlier now feels he has his feet under the table at the University of Bolton Stadium, he is confident that his performances will improve further with a pre-season alongside his new team-mates.

“I think it was important coming in in January so I had the second half of the season to get bedded in and get used to everything off the pitch,” he told The Bolton News, “understanding the surroundings, getting the know the lads and everybody around the training ground.

“Now, I can hit the ground running in pre-season, get as fit as I can, and we can really start the season well.

“I am looking forward to our training when we come back. It is a really good environment to be in here at this club and I think all the lads are looking forward to it.”

Sadlier finished last season playing as a right wing-back, following Marlon Fossey’s season-ending injury in mid-March.

It is hoped Wanderers will soon complete a permanent deal for the Fulham defender, which would leave the path clear for Sadlier to challenge for one of the attacking spots.

“I will play wherever he (Evatt) wants me to play and try to do the best I can in that position,” Sadlier shrugged. “I have got used to playing as a right wing-back over the last few games I’ve played and I have started to really enjoy it.

“At the start - new system, new lads and the way we play, I was just getting used to it. But I am used to it now.

“It is something I enjoy and I can see where I can make the most impact in that position – that is how I look at it.

“I would like to add more assists as well. But wherever I play next year, I am happy to do that and see what the manager wants.”

Wanderers will find out this weekend whether Sunderland or Wycombe will remain in League One next season as the two clubs battle out the play-off final at Wembley.

The division is already welcoming Derby County, Peterborough United and Barnsley from the Championship and could have up to eight former Premier League teams competing for three promotion spots.

The standard, agrees Sadlier, is rising each season.

“I think if you look at the top 12 in the league, they are all the big teams – all the teams you expect to be up there,” he said of the end-of-season table. “It is a tough league. It is as tough as it has ever been with the stature of the clubs in it.

“Some of the clubs are not as good as you would expect them to be given how big their history is, but every game is tough in this league.

Even below that, the games are still tough – especially when you go away from home.

“It is a good league to be involved in. I think it is as competitive as it has even been.”