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Red-Hot Sadlier Hungry For More

In-form wideman wants goals to keep flowing as Wanderers aim to end on a high

28 April 2022

Kieran Sadlier hopes his goal burst is a taste of things to come as he looks to keep hitting the net in a Wanderers’ shirt.

Sadlier has bagged three goals in his last five appearances to take his season’s total to 10 spread across his time at Rotherham and with the Whites.

The January signing has notched four times for Ian Evatt’s men, with three of those goals coming in wins and the fourth earning a point against Portsmouth when he slotted home from the penalty spot.

Sadlier has also shown his versatility in operating as a wing-back, orthodox winger and a more central attacking role.

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And the 27-year-old insists his current hot streak – which included the opening goal as Wanderers made it a hat-trick of wins at Cheltenham Town last Saturday – has whet the appetite for things to come.

“I want to show that I can score goals from different positions,” said Sadlier, who also hit Wanderers’ Good Friday winner at former club Doncaster Rovers.

“I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m in form at the moment and I’m really happy with that.

“I set a target for myself at the start of the season of double figures. It’s been very stop-start - especially in the first half of the season so I’m very happy to get that.

“Now I’m really motivated and excited for next season to see if I can better than that and go much higher, with assists as well.

“Whatever position I play, I feel I can add goals and assists to the team.

“I’m excited for next season after that return of goals but I’d like to add more and hopefully on Saturday.”

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Wanderers end their campaign at home to Fleetwood Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Town are currently one place above the relegation zone and know they must match the result of Gillingham, who are currently fourth from bottom of League One, to avoid the drop.

But Wanderers – beaten just three times in their last 21 games – have their own incentive to secure a positive result as they look for the point that would guarantee a top-10 finish and extend their current unbeaten run to eight games before bowing out in front the home fans.

“We will show our appreciation to them at the end,” added Sadlier.

“It makes a massive difference when they’re behind you and they’re positive and they’ve been nothing but that since I’ve come here.

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“It’s been fantastic for me personally and for the team. It does make a massive difference when you go out in front of that many people and they’re right behind you.

“It will be a tough game. There’s a lot riding on the game for Fleetwood.

"They are fighting for survival and they’re a tough team to play against anyway – without that.

“But we have our own thing. We want to win the game and we will be tough to play against as well.

“We’re at home with a good crowd again and it will be a good game.

“I’m looking forward to it but the main thing is we want to sign off with a win and go into the summer unbeaten and come back with that confidence for next season.”

To watch Sads' pre-match interview click HERE


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