Chase over as Ronnie lands son Ian

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RONNIE Moore will hope that his son Ian can help provide the additional firepower to boost Rotherham United’s promotion prospects.

A transfer chase that began in the last transfer window was successfully resurrected and completed last night and the prolific striker - now called Ian Thomas-Moore after adding his new wife’s name when they wed in 2009 - passed a medical yesterday.

Throughout the efforts to be reunited with Ian, the Millers manager has maintained that he would be a significant capture for the side.

“I’m delighted to finally get him,” said Ronnie. “He’ll bring a bit of pace and give us options out wide and down the middle.”

No fee has been disclosed for the 34-year-old who scored 38 goals in 140 appearances, nine this season, in his second spell at Tranmere where it all started for him back in 1994.

They sold him to Forest for £1 million in 1997 and just over a year later he moved for £800,000 to Stockport County, the club he is lined up for a Rotherham debut against on Saturday at the DVS.

He moved again for £1 million, this time to Burnley, and subsequently played for Leeds and Hartlepool before returning to Tranmere exactly three years ago.