‘Terrible news for us’ – Plenty of concerned Swindon fans react to the latest striker departure

Swindon Town have confirmed striker Jerry Yates has been recalled by his parent club Rotherham United.

The twenty-three-year-old signed a season-long loan with the Robins in the summer, but the Millers have cut the deal short, and Yates follows fellow former loanee Eoin Doyle back to Yorkshire.

Bradford recalled Doyle two weeks ago after he scored twenty-three goals to help Swindon to the top of the League Two table, and the departure of Yates is another massive blow to their promotion hopes.

 

Yates scored thirteen goals in twenty-nine appearances, making him the second top scorer in the division behind Doyle. He will now be available for the Millers own promotion challenge. Rotherham are currently top of League One with an excellent chance of an immediate return to the Championship.

The committed forward’s hard-working performance made him a firm favourite with the County Ground faithful who were understandably unhappy and concerned when they took to social media to react to the news.

Many are hoping owner Lee Power and manager Richie Wellens have replacements lined up for a frontline that is now considerably weaker than it was a few weeks ago.

Here is a selection of responses to the news on Twitter.

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