Rotherham United attacker Jerry Yates goes back to Swindon Town

By Paul Davis | 29/01/2020

Rotherham United attacker Jerry Yates goes back to Swindon Town
Jerry Yates

ROTHERHAM United striker Jerry Yates today returned to Swindon Town on loan for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old was recalled seven days ago by the Millers who had injury problems ahead of their League One clash at Peterborough United last weekend

But the player has now been granted his wish to go back to the Robins and rejoin their League Two promotion campaign.

There had been suitors in League One for the forward who scored 13 goals in 29 outings in his first spell at the County Ground.

But once Yates played for Rotherham against Posh it ruled out a move to anyone other than Swindon because league rules state a player can appear for only two teams in a single season.

"We have had loads of intrest for him from League One clubs but he came on at the weekend so there is nothing he can do now," said manager Paul Warne after the Millers' 1-0 win over Ipswich Town last night.

"I will have a chat with Jerry. I don't want to tell you before him what's happening."

With a Robins return pending, Yates didn't make the bench for the Ipswich clash.

Warne said: "He was left out through selection. I had to pick a team. Realistically, was I going to take both Kyle Vassell and Michael Smith off tonight? Possibly not.

"It made more sense to have a winger on the bench than a striker."

Rotherham are in the market for a winger and a centre-half before the transfer window closes on Friday.

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