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20 June 2019

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Swindon Town is delighted to announce the signing of Jerry Yates on a season-long loan from Rotherham United.

Yates arrives at SN1 with a wealth of games under his belt at just 22-years-old – a product of the Millers’ youth academy he has already totted up 40 games in the Football League as well as two months on-loan at Harrogate Town in the National League.

The young forward made his Rotherham debut back in April 2015 against Birmingham and has since led the Rotherham line 46 times starting 17 times. In those games he has notched up five goals.

Last season, the Doncaster-born striker spent the second-half of the season on-loan at Carlisle where he scored six goals in 23 appearances.

Upon signing, Yates said:

“I was buzzing when I heard of the interest. I was delighted so I came down, met the Manager, saw the ground and was straight on the phone to my agent after saying: I wanted to go there because it’s going in the right direction.

I feel like the manager is the right man to help me progress and hopefully help the club progress so things are looking positive.”

First-team boss, Richie Wellens said:

“I think Jerry’s got a little bit of everything – he’s got a good trick, he can score goals. He’s high energy and he’s infectious in the way that he plays, and I think other people will follow suit, and he’s hard working.

“He had a loan spell at Carlisle which was very good for him last year – he spent the first ten or twelve games playing wide left which is not his natural position but he showed great character and attitude just to get on with the job.”

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