AFC Bournemouth: Striker Wes Thomas joins Rotherham United for undisclosed fee

Bournemouth Echo: YORKSHIRE BOUND: Striker Wes Thomas YORKSHIRE BOUND: Striker Wes Thomas

STRIKER Wes Thomas has today completed a move to League One outfit Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old, restricted to just two starts this season, linked up with former boss Steve Evans in Yorkshire after Cherries manager Eddie Howe gave him the green light to talk to other clubs.

Thomas, who had loan spells with Portsmouth, Blackpool and Birmingham City last season, has signed for the Millers until the end of the current campaign.

“Wes is an excellent signing,” Evans told Rotherham United’s official website. “The lad had several options but he decided to join us and we were all delighted.

“Our talks will continue into Wes being here for much longer than the summer but at least he is here until the end of the season.

“The fact that the lad wanted to join us straight away and allowed his representatives to continue talking to us was a great sign.”

Commenting on Thomas’s future 11 days ago, Howe told the 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.

“It has been difficult to get him much game-time due to the form of our front players. Wes will feel he needs to earn himself a new contract at the end of this season and, unfortunately, that will not be with us.

“We have had a number of clubs contacting us regarding his availability and although things will have to be agreed with us, it will be very much up to Wes to decide where his future lies.”

The transfer saw Thomas become the first player to leave Cherries on a permanent deal this month, although Howe recently revealed Wes Fogden was expected to move to Portsmouth.

Miles Addison (Rotherham), Matt Tubbs (Crawley) and Jayden Stockley (Torquay) have all been loaned out by the Dean Court outfit. 

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1:55pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Afcbives says...

In a small way it's a shame because when he hits form he could be dangerous to opponents defence but his attitude is disgraceful but good luck for near future
In a small way it's a shame because when he hits form he could be dangerous to opponents defence but his attitude is disgraceful but good luck for near future Afcbives

2:07pm Tue 14 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

The few times I have seen him play he gave the impression that his heart was not in it at AFCB maybe it is a wrong view of the guy however I hope he does well at Rotherham and at least EH is making wage savings to go towards one or two decent players that may want to come and join us.
The few times I have seen him play he gave the impression that his heart was not in it at AFCB maybe it is a wrong view of the guy however I hope he does well at Rotherham and at least EH is making wage savings to go towards one or two decent players that may want to come and join us. nonnogeppetto

2:19pm Tue 14 Jan 14

swanagecherrie says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
The few times I have seen him play he gave the impression that his heart was not in it at AFCB maybe it is a wrong view of the guy however I hope he does well at Rotherham and at least EH is making wage savings to go towards one or two decent players that may want to come and join us.
True when Wes wanted to play he was fast strong held the ball up well caused defenses all kinds of problems. Sadly this was not very often more often than not looked as if he didn't want to be there.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: The few times I have seen him play he gave the impression that his heart was not in it at AFCB maybe it is a wrong view of the guy however I hope he does well at Rotherham and at least EH is making wage savings to go towards one or two decent players that may want to come and join us.[/p][/quote]True when Wes wanted to play he was fast strong held the ball up well caused defenses all kinds of problems. Sadly this was not very often more often than not looked as if he didn't want to be there. swanagecherrie

2:21pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

I certainly wish him well, but I can't think of a game where he's put much, if any effort in. So I'm delighted he's off our wage bill. More in the pot towards a quality striker!! UTCIAD
I certainly wish him well, but I can't think of a game where he's put much, if any effort in. So I'm delighted he's off our wage bill. More in the pot towards a quality striker!! UTCIAD Afcbpete

2:30pm Tue 14 Jan 14

horsted says...

good luck Wes, knock em in
good luck Wes, knock em in horsted

2:31pm Tue 14 Jan 14

devon fan says...

its hard to show your best, when told by the manager he has great faith in you and then begins to ignore him for selection, it is also a shame that he has only signed for a 6 month contract the undisclosed fee would only be a prportion of what we should have expected to get for a player of his ability
its hard to show your best, when told by the manager he has great faith in you and then begins to ignore him for selection, it is also a shame that he has only signed for a 6 month contract the undisclosed fee would only be a prportion of what we should have expected to get for a player of his ability devon fan

3:16pm Tue 14 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

devon fan wrote:
its hard to show your best, when told by the manager he has great faith in you and then begins to ignore him for selection, it is also a shame that he has only signed for a 6 month contract the undisclosed fee would only be a prportion of what we should have expected to get for a player of his ability
The moral of the story is, don't tell the club that pay your wage that you gave no desire to play for them, to reiterate Tim Sherwood's woods thus weekend, ability counts for nothing without desire
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: its hard to show your best, when told by the manager he has great faith in you and then begins to ignore him for selection, it is also a shame that he has only signed for a 6 month contract the undisclosed fee would only be a prportion of what we should have expected to get for a player of his ability[/p][/quote]The moral of the story is, don't tell the club that pay your wage that you gave no desire to play for them, to reiterate Tim Sherwood's woods thus weekend, ability counts for nothing without desire cheeriedriteup

3:22pm Tue 14 Jan 14

socoolmichael says...

I read this story ages ago in the Brighton Argus whilst checking up on the storyline of the Albions interest in Grabben, wake up Bournemouth Echo.!

Really looking forward to watching the team perform under the lights tonight and for an impressive return to form. Anyone heard anymore about potential new signings?
I read this story ages ago in the Brighton Argus whilst checking up on the storyline of the Albions interest in Grabben, wake up Bournemouth Echo.! Really looking forward to watching the team perform under the lights tonight and for an impressive return to form. Anyone heard anymore about potential new signings? socoolmichael

3:42pm Tue 14 Jan 14

bobsworthforever says...

Hope he does well at Rotherham just not my favourite player glad hes gone
Hope he does well at Rotherham just not my favourite player glad hes gone bobsworthforever

3:45pm Tue 14 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

Afcbpete wrote:
I certainly wish him well, but I can't think of a game where he's put much, if any effort in. So I'm delighted he's off our wage bill. More in the pot towards a quality striker!! UTCIAD
I remember when he was on a hat-trick at MK. He scored 2 blinders and, just when MK were falling apart, Bradbury took him off and tried to pack the midfield to see the game out.

We drew 2-2................

You cannot score for a club if you're not on the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: I certainly wish him well, but I can't think of a game where he's put much, if any effort in. So I'm delighted he's off our wage bill. More in the pot towards a quality striker!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I remember when he was on a hat-trick at MK. He scored 2 blinders and, just when MK were falling apart, Bradbury took him off and tried to pack the midfield to see the game out. We drew 2-2................ You cannot score for a club if you're not on the pitch. eaststandman

3:59pm Tue 14 Jan 14

abc100 says...

eaststandman wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
I certainly wish him well, but I can't think of a game where he's put much, if any effort in. So I'm delighted he's off our wage bill. More in the pot towards a quality striker!! UTCIAD
I remember when he was on a hat-trick at MK. He scored 2 blinders and, just when MK were falling apart, Bradbury took him off and tried to pack the midfield to see the game out.

We drew 2-2................

You cannot score for a club if you're not on the pitch.
But he was on the pitch for a long long time and wasn't scoring last season, after his initial good start after signing he was missing some of the easiest chances a forward will ever get, he worked hard but was never going to start scoring again, why would Eddie of put him back in the team, when Grabbon went through his spell of not scoring he was still contributing through his play with Pitman who was scoring for fun
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: I certainly wish him well, but I can't think of a game where he's put much, if any effort in. So I'm delighted he's off our wage bill. More in the pot towards a quality striker!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I remember when he was on a hat-trick at MK. He scored 2 blinders and, just when MK were falling apart, Bradbury took him off and tried to pack the midfield to see the game out. We drew 2-2................ You cannot score for a club if you're not on the pitch.[/p][/quote]But he was on the pitch for a long long time and wasn't scoring last season, after his initial good start after signing he was missing some of the easiest chances a forward will ever get, he worked hard but was never going to start scoring again, why would Eddie of put him back in the team, when Grabbon went through his spell of not scoring he was still contributing through his play with Pitman who was scoring for fun abc100

4:04pm Tue 14 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Another wage bill less to pay.
Another wage bill less to pay. pete woodley

4:48pm Tue 14 Jan 14

babyduck says...

TFFT. He'll probably be blinding to start with then normality will set in. V frustrating player to watch. Hopefully this'll make way for a big man. Interesting he only signed til the summer. Clearly looking to hedge his bets to see 1) if Rotherham go up or 2) put himself in the shop window for championship clubs if he scores regularly. All about the money.
TFFT. He'll probably be blinding to start with then normality will set in. V frustrating player to watch. Hopefully this'll make way for a big man. Interesting he only signed til the summer. Clearly looking to hedge his bets to see 1) if Rotherham go up or 2) put himself in the shop window for championship clubs if he scores regularly. All about the money. babyduck

4:51pm Tue 14 Jan 14

raybren says...

Brighton Argus running video of Lewis Grabban ' s goals . Be interesting to see if he is even on the bench tonight !
Brighton Argus running video of Lewis Grabban ' s goals . Be interesting to see if he is even on the bench tonight ! raybren

5:31pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Iford Boyz says...

Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best.

By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone
Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best. By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone Iford Boyz

5:43pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

Iford Boyz wrote:
Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best.

By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone
And don't forget the other players who can't hit a barn door ...
[quote][p][bold]Iford Boyz[/bold] wrote: Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best. By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone[/p][/quote]And don't forget the other players who can't hit a barn door ... Nat1234

5:52pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Iford Boyz says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Iford Boyz wrote:
Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best.

By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone
And don't forget the other players who can't hit a barn door ...
Don't worry were gonna stick a bell in the ball that should help
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iford Boyz[/bold] wrote: Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best. By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone[/p][/quote]And don't forget the other players who can't hit a barn door ...[/p][/quote]Don't worry were gonna stick a bell in the ball that should help Iford Boyz

6:18pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Iford Boyz wrote:
Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best.

By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone
And don't forget the other players who can't hit a barn door ...
Like danny ings?!!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iford Boyz[/bold] wrote: Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best. By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone[/p][/quote]And don't forget the other players who can't hit a barn door ...[/p][/quote]Like danny ings?!! Talkingheadera

8:45pm Tue 14 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Iford Boyz wrote:
Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best.

By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone
Don't hold back bro!!!
[quote][p][bold]Iford Boyz[/bold] wrote: Good riddance Wes Tom Miss. Couldn't hit a barn door from 6 yards. his attitude sucked and he was lazy at best. Not a team player. Just a money grabber. No Championship or Premier league wanted him then because he is league one at best. By the way I am available to warm the bench up for a mere few grand a week now Wes has gone[/p][/quote]Don't hold back bro!!! TedMacsCherryPants

8:11am Wed 15 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Some bad news for our neighbours across the forest.
Headline on back page of Sun.........
SAINTS CHEIF READY TO QUIT......
CLUB FACES MELTDOWN.!!!
Looks like the she-male (nicola) is off back to Italy...
THERE MAY BE TROUBLE AHEAD as the song goes.!!!
Some bad news for our neighbours across the forest. Headline on back page of Sun......... SAINTS CHEIF READY TO QUIT...... CLUB FACES MELTDOWN.!!! Looks like the she-male (nicola) is off back to Italy... THERE MAY BE TROUBLE AHEAD as the song goes.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

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