Ronnie’s son weighs up options after Millers exit

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FORMER Rotherham United striker Ian Thomas-Moore has hinted he will hang up his boots if he does not find a new club before the start of the 2011/12 season.

FORMER Rotherham United striker Ian Thomas-Moore has hinted he will hang up his boots if he does not find a new club before the start of the 2011/12 season.

Thomas-Moore admits he is considering his options after being released by Millers boss Andy Scott by mutual consent last week. It was almost 17 years ago since the attacker, who can also operate on either flank, made his professional debut at Tranmere Rovers. He has also had spells at Bradford, Nottingham Forest, West Ham, Stockport, Burnley, Leeds and Hartlepool.

Thomas-Moore, the son of ex-Millers boss Ronnie, told The Star: “If nothing happens by the first week of August, I might have to call it a day.

“If no one comes in for me before the season starts, I will have missed pre-season and I am nearly 35 so I would be playing catch up. I will have to wait and see what happens.”

Birkenhead-born Thomas-Moore, who struck three goals in 12 appearances at the Don Valley Stadium, hopes to secure a contract at a club in the north west of England. He has been linked with a switch to Chesterfield.

“I think I have still got a lot to give,” he said. “I think I can still play on for another two years quite easily. Given an injury-free run, I know I can hold my own in a team in League Two. When I played up front at Rotherham, I did well and I finished up with 12 goals last season so hopefully I will get a club sooner rather than later. The longer you are out of football, the harder it is to get back into it.”