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Millers net Sammon for the season

15 January 2015

Conor joins on loan...

Rotherham United have completed the loan signing of Conor Sammon from Derby County.

Manager Steve Evans’ January recruitment drive continues with the signature of the striker who completed the terms of his loan switch this afternoon.

Sammon joins fellow new recruits Danny Ward, Adam Hammill and Jack Barmby who all moved to the AESSEAL New York Stadium last week.

The 28-year-old has spent the majority of this season on loan at fellow Sky Bet Championship outfit Ipswich Town making 20 appearances in total but has now committed this short-term future to the Millers despite reported interest from elsewhere.

The Dublin-born powerhouse began his career in his native Ireland playing for the likes of University College Dublin and Derry City. A move to the Scottish Premier League with Kilmarnock put him on the map and his three stint north of the border alerted the attention of a number of clubs in England.

In 2011 Sammon moved to the Premier League after signing for Roberto Martinez’s Wigan Athletic for a reported six-figure fee. After featuring several times in the top flight he joined Derby County for a fee this time to be believed to be over the £1m mark. 

He featured heavily in his first season at Pride Park scoring nine goals and his form caught the eye of Republic of Ireland with Sammon making his International bow against Poland in 2013. He has since gone on to win nine full caps.

Last season he was again a regular for Derby as the narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League, coming off the bench in the first leg of the play-off semi-final against Brighton.

This season he initially signed a season-long loan with Ipswich Town before moving to the Millers.

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