Rotherham United have signed Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas for an undisclosed fee until the end of the season.

Swindon Town were early favourites to land the 26-year-old's signature, but after having a bid rejected on behalf of Thomas, the Robins pulled out of a deal.

The forward will now link up with former Millers boss Steve Evans, who he played under during his spell at Crawley Town.

Evans told the club website: "The lad had several options but he has decided to join us and we are all delighted."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe had previously told the Bournemouth Daily Echo: "Wes has six months left on his deal here and has a desire to play regular football.

"At the moment, I can't offer him that guarantee and, because of where he is with his contract situation, I think he will probably move, whether on loan or permanently.

Thomas got his first break in the Football League with Dagenham & Redbridge, and the striker enjoyed arguably his best spell during the 2010/11 season with Cheltenham Town.

More recently, he's played from Portsmouth, Blackpool and Birmingham City in three separate loan spells that have yielded nine goals in 26 league appearances.

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