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Sadlier's Start 'Like A Breath Of Fresh Air'

New signing aiming to grab his chance and keep Wanderers climbing

4 February 2022

Kieran Sadlier is eager to keep making an impact after getting an impressive first taste of life with Wanderers.

Sadlier had to bide his time to secure a move to the University of Bolton Stadium after the Whites first expressed an interest in his services last summer.

A deal to land the attacking midfield man from Rotherham was finally struck in time for Sadlier to make a debut from the bench in last Saturday’s 6-0 beating of Sunderland.

The 27-year-old repeated the dose with another eye-catching display as a substitute in Wanderers’ impressive 2-0 win over Cambridge United on Tuesday night to kick off a busy month for Ian Evatt’s men.

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And with the Whites playing the second of eight games in February at Morecambe on Saturday, Sadlier is ready and waiting to help in-form Wanderers build on their impressive four-game winning run.    

“It’s exciting to play in a team like that,” Sadlier said.

“Coming on in the last two games for 20-25 minutes and getting the ball to my feet and being able to play football has been a breath of fresh air.

“It’s always good to come into a team that’s winning and in good form. The place is buzzing. Training is good and all the lads are upbeat.

“To do well you need to have a strong squad and good strength in depth.

“The lads here have kicked on as soon as they’ve come in and it will be a hard team to break into.

“But it’s a challenge and I want to do that and take my chances when I get them.

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“There are going to be plenty of opportunities for me hopefully to show what I can do off the bench and hopefully some starts at some point, although obviously I’ve got to earn those, like anyone.”

Sadlier was one of seven new faces brought in by Wanderers in January in a major overhaul that has injected new life into their season.

Evatt’s men have climbed up to 11th place in the table on the back of their superb recent run and Sadlier is delighted to have the opportunity to keep making rapid progress.

“When you’re in good form you want the games to keep coming,” added the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international.

“So, Saturday-Tuesday all the way through the month is a good thing for us I think.

“We’ve got a big enough squad to do that.

“It’s an exciting time. We’re on the up and we want to keep that going.

“Mentally, it’s a good thing to see we’re back in the top half and then we’re looking at the teams above and who can we catch now?

“It’s good and anything could happen if we keep on winning.”


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