Doncaster Rovers snap up Cork City striker

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Doncaster Rovers have announced the signing of striker Kieran Sadlier from Cork City, subject to international clearance.

it had been widely speculated they’d be taking a chance on the former West Ham youngster after he impressed in the League of Ireland and he joins on an 18-moth deal following the expiry of his deal with Cork.

Grant McCann is delighted to secure the services of a player he describes as the ‘best in Ireland’, according to The Star.

He’s been the best player in Ireland for the last two and a half years,” he said. “He scored 49 goals in that spell, lots of assists, team of the year, winning trophies. He was a no-brainer signing for us.”

McCann and Sadlier are no strangers, the forward spent time with Peterborough United whilst McCann was in charge at London Road and that has helped smooth a deal for the in-demand 24-year old.

“He’s a great kid. I’ve tracked him for the last year, definitely since I’ve come to Doncaster. We’ve watched him three or four times. Myself and Cliff [Byrne, assistant] went out to watch him.”

McCann will now just await international clearance, seemingly a formality, before being able to field his new signing on January 1st.

Our View

This is big news for Rovers, Sadlier was hot property after two great years with Cork City and Doncaster have beaten several clubs to his signature.

He struggled in England first time around, but now he’s sure to be wanting to make amends.


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