FORMER Swindon Town target Wes Thomas has joined Rotherham United.

Town recently had a bid rejected by Bournemouth for the striker, which the Advertiser understands was turned down by the Championship club on behalf of the player.

Thomas will link up with Millers boss Steve Evans, with whom he worked at Crawley Town, after Swindon's League One rivals paid an undisclosed fee to secure his services.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe previously told the Bournemouth 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."