Yates gets six months

Carlisle United have today signed Rotherham United striker Jerry Yates on a six-month loan deal which keeps him at Brunton Park until January 2019.

Doncaster-born Yates, 21, was at the academy with his home town club until he was snapped up by the Millers as a teenager.

He made his first senior appearance for his new club as an 18-year old when he came off the bench at Birmingham in April 2015.

More experience followed with two loan spells with Harrogate Town, where he bagged five goals in 10 appearances, with his initial spell being cut short as he was recalled as cover for an injury crisis at the New York Stadium.

He established himself in Rotherham’s Championship squad through the 2016/17 season, with three goals in 23 appearances.

His first goals for the club came in a dramatic EFL Cup meeting with Morecambe, where the Millers lost 5-4 despite a last minute extra time goal from Yates.

A regular feature in League One last season, he scored twice in his 20 appearances for his parent club.

We'll have reaction to this move on the official website later today.

This move remains subject to the clearance of all paperwork.