ROTHERHAM United striker Jerry Yates has joined Swindon Town on a season-long loan.
The 22-year-old has struggled to break through as a regular with the Millers since making his senior debut four years ago and had a productive spell at Carlisle in the first half of last season.
The Cumbrian club were interested in taking him back and Yates also had interest from elsewhere but has opted to hook up with the League Two Robins.
The home-grown forward was praised by Millers assistant manager Richie Barker last month for his desire to go and play football rather than remain as a squad member.
“I commend anybody who comes and says they want to play football because, unfortunately, football is full of people who pick up their money and don't actually want to play," said Barker.
On the Swindon move, first team development coach Matt Hamshaw told the club's website: “This is a great opportunity for Jerry. He enjoyed a spell at Carlisle last season, and having known Jerry for a long time, I know he found it hard to come back and be a bit part player again. It works for both parties. We want him now to build some experience and get some goals."
He added that the situation would be re-assessed in January.
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