Former Rotherham United Star In Search For New Club

Striker Adam Le Fondre is on the search for a new team after the ex-Reading and Bolton Wanderers player was released by his previous club.

The 37-year-old was plying his trade in Scotland with Premiership side Hibernian, where he scored five times in 30 appearances across last season.

His move to Easter Road saw him return to Britain following a lengthy spell in the Australian A-League with Sydney FC as well as a loan at Mumbai City for a season.

Le Fondre has hundreds of appearances in the EFL, where he came through the academy at hometown club Stockport County, before moving to Rochdale and continuing in League Two for seven seasons.

He moved to Rotherham United before a big money move to Reading, where he was part of the Royal’s record breaking Championship title campaign and the following solitary season in the top-flight, where he scored 12 goals.

Wigan Athletic, Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City have also used Le Fondre’s services before the forward moved down under in 2018.

Speaking via his social media upon the announcement of his departure at Hibs, he said: “I’d like to thank Brian McDermott and Lee Johnson for bringing me to the club and Nick Montgomery for continued trust in my ability. I had a blast north of the border.

“Thanks to the lads for welcoming me into the dressing room, really good bunch of people!

“Disappointed with how the season panned out and how certain people treated me but that’s for another day.

Special thanks to the fans for making me feel very welcome, it’s truly a special club Hibernian and I believe they are on the road to great things I’m sure.”


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Writer’s View

Adam Le Fondre may now be a veteran of the game, but he might still have something to offer before he retires. As seen with players like Will Grigg at Chesterfield, the older players can work for clubs in pushing towards their ambitions.

A former club like Rochdale could be a good option to move to as they look to build and push for a return to the EFL next season. It all of course depends on what Adam Le Fondre decides to do following his release at Hibernian though.

About Lewis Gray 160 Articles
1st Class Honours in Multimedia Journalism at Salford University. Writing mainly about League Two.

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