Rotherham sign Wes Thomas from Bournemouth
Millers sign former Swindon Town target Wes Thomas
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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