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Bolton Sign Up Versatile Sadlier


Bolton have added another player to their ranks with the acquisition of Kieran Sadlier.

The Irishman will wear the number 22 shirt vacated by Dennis Politic and has signed a two and half year deal.

Sadlier was at West Ham as a youth player but went back to Ireland with Sligo Rovers and Cork City, before a move to Doncaster a couple of years ago. His efforts over the year or so there, managing 11 goals in 33 matches in the truncated 2019/20 season, got him a move to Rotherham, where he played in the Championship last season and again in League One this season.

He’s quite a versatile player – part of the problem for his at Rotherham is that he has been used as a wing-back, but he’s far more useful in other areas. His full season for Doncaster saw him play further forward, a winger who can score goals. He can also play in the number 10 role, and has even played as a full-on striker in his time, but Ian Evatt is almost certainly seeing him as a midfielder. Given Evatt’s comments recently, this seems like a signing in addition to either Kyle Dempsey or Yan Dhanda, and it should be a solid one at that.

Sadlier was linked with us earlier in the month. The signing didn’t happen then, but a bit like Elias Kachunga over the summer the opportunity eventually came again and this time we have the player.

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