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Le Fondre seals Millers move

Striker delighted to make Rotherham move

Last Updated: 11/08/09 12:43pm

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Le Fondre: Rotherham new boy

Le Fondre: Rotherham new boy

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Rotherham have completed the signing of Adam Le Fondre from Rochdale.

As revealed by last week Rotherham had lined up a move for Le Fondre as they look to bring in a new striker to the club.

The deal looked set to collapse on Sunday after both parties failed to agree terms, but the move was resurrected and Le Fondre has now sealed his switch to South Yorkshire.

The prolific goalscorer has inked a three-year deal at Rotherham and he is set to be paraded to the Millers fans ahead of Tuesday's Carling Cup tie with Derby.

Le Fondre admitted the chance to work with Mark Robins was one of the main reasons for him making the switch to Rotherham.

"One of the main reasons that I came to Rotherham was their chances of gaining promotion this season, as have Rochdale to be fair, but I think the gaffer here, being a former striker himself, will help my game come on leaps and bounds, so hopefully we will do well this season and get promoted," said Le Fondre.

"Obviously it is sad to leave a great club like Rochdale because we've had some great times since I joined them and the fans have always been great with me, but I just thought it was time to move on.

New challenge

"I needed a new challenge, with a progressive club that had high ambitions and in Rotherham I've found the perfect club to open a new chapter of my career with."

Le Fondre, who notched 21 goals last season for Dale, did not sign in time to face Derby, but he cannot wait to make his Millers debut.

"The club couldn't register me in time for tonight's cup clash against Derby, so I'll have to wait till Saturday to try and earn a place in the team, but it won't be easy to break in because they made a good start to the season at the weekend," added Le Fondre.

"It was hard to leave Rochdale in the sense that I have left a lot of friends and the fans behind, but when a team with so much ambition like Rotherham comes in for you it is an opportunity you have got to take."

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