Swindon linked with swoop for 22-year-old forward

Swindon Town are thought to be interested in Rotherham United’s Jerry Yates, as reported by Alan Nixon of the Sun.

Yates is a 22-year-old forward who is being targeted for a loan, possibly a season-long one. He’s recently been relegated with the Millers, but didn’t feature much having spent time on loan in League Two with Carlisle.

He thrived at Brunton Park, scoring six times in 23 matches but catching the eye of Swindon boss Ritchie Wellens in the process.

The Rotherham youth graduate has previously enjoyed spells on loan with Harrogate Railway Athletic and Harrogate Town, but has developed into a real Football League prospect.

He impressed during the first half of the season for Carlisle, but earned a recall in January only to find himself acting as cover and making seven fleeting Championship appearances.

Swindon boss Wellens is looking to overhaul his squad this summer after taking over from Phil Brown midway through the last campaign.


Our View

This is an interesting one. Yates will have hoped to be part of Rotherham’s League One campaign. he had a solid start to the season at Carlisle and was unlucky to be recalled. 

Senior football has done him good and his development will surely be best served by earning a starting place somewhere.

Perhaps one more year on loan in League Two is what he needs to make the transition.

 

 

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