Rotherham United have recalled forward Jerry Yates after his impressive form for League Two side Swindon Town in the first half of the 2019/20 campaign.
Yates has been an integral player for Swindon this season, making 27 appearances and scoring 11 goals for the Robins.
Aided by the 23-year-old’s performances, the South West side have climbed to the top of League Two this term and are among the frontrunners from promotion this season.
However, it appears they will have to do so without Yates, who has been recalled by his parent club–subject to FA ratification.
Rotherham announced today that they had served Swindon with the 24 hours’ notice on the recall, which means the forward will rejoin Paul Warne’s squad when they return to training on Thursday.
The Millers have been in fantastic form in League One in recent weeks, winning five games on the bounce and climbing to the top of the table.
Warne’s side are already the top scorers in the division but it appears they’re looking to add some more attacking reinforcements to aid their promotion push.
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This is an interesting move from the Millers. Yates has been in great form for Swindon but it appears Warne feels he can be useful in the second half of the campaign. Either that or the Yorkshire club are hoping to cash in by offloading him permanently.
The 23-year-old has rarely been more than a bit-part player for the Millers in the past, so it is going to be intriguing to see what role he is given this season.
If Yates can play any role, no matter how small, in helping them to secure promotion then it will be the right call.
Swindon, however, must feel their luck is against them, as they also saw on-loan striker Eoin Doyle recalled by Bradford City earlier this month.