Rotherham United have recently confirmed that Jerry Yates has been recalled from his loan spell with League Two side Swindon Town.
Yates scored 12 goals in his time with the club, and played a key role in Swindon’s impressive start to this year’s league campaign, as they look to make a swift return to the third tier.
The 23-year old heads back to a Rotherham side that currently occupy top spot in the League One table, and he’ll be hoping he can play his part in their promotion bid this term.
In our latest FLW Spotlight, we look into Yates’ statistics so far from this year’s campaign and see whether he is going to make an impact for Rotherham United in their promotion bid this season in League One.
Yates certainly wasn’t short of game time with Swindon Town, and Rotherham will surely be pleased to see the forward starting on a regular basis.
The 23-year-old featured in 2454 minutes of action in total, and his statistics largely make for impressive reading for the former Swindon man.
He scored 12 goals in total for the Robins in League Two, and will be hoping that he can replicate and build on that strong run of form in front of goal.
Yates’ impressive record went somewhat under the radar for Swindon, with Eoin Doyle stealing the headlines most weeks, as he scored 22 goals in the first-half of this year’s campaign, before being recalled by Bradford City from his loan spell with the Robins.
The forward doesn’t have the best conversion rate in terms of getting his shots on target though, with Yates having just 20 of his shots on target from the 46 attempts he has had so far this season.
But given that he’s found the back of the net 12 times so far this term, it shows that more times than not, he is scoring when his efforts are on target during a game.
That’ll be something that Rotherham will be hoping he can continue to do in the third tier this season, although he faces a tougher challenge to get into their starting XI ahead of the likes of Michael Smith.
One area of his game that Yates will simply have to improve to get in the starting XI ahead of Smith is his duel success rate. He has won just 214 out of the 631 duels he has faced this season, and he’ll know that it is a weakness that he needs to show improvement in as soon as possible.
But Yates has shown that he’s a team player as well which is good to see, as he’s made 468 accurate passes from the 570 attempted passes so far this season.
It shows that he can bring his team-mates into the attack when going forward, although it’s somewhat surprising to see that he’s not got a single assist to his name as of yet.
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