Rotherham United: Paul Warne admits he doesn't know what lies in store for returning young striker

Rotherham manager Paul Warne says Jerry Yates could still leave the club this month, despite his recall from Swindon.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 4:35 pm
Rotherham United's Manager Paul Warne 

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Yates was brought back from his impressive stint at the League Two club earlier this week in order for Warne to take a look a closer look at him.

But that does not mean he will be involved in the Millers' promotion run in in the second half of the campaign.

If the Millers can get in another striker who Warne thinks is better than Yates then he is likely to move on again.

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However, Warne says that all three options of him leaving on loan, being sold or staying are a possibility this month.

“First and foremost I want to have a look at him,” Warne said. “He has had a good season at Swindon but he is our player.

“There is a week left of the window. We have got a couple of issues, we lost Carlton (Morris) and if we are going to get another striker then the yardstick is are they better than Jerry? And if they aren't better than Jerry and they can't come in and help us then Jerry is our next point of call.

“That is pretty logical, it seemed to me anyway.

“It might be the fact that I loan him back out, or sell him or keep him whatever.”

Warne spoke to him on Thursday, full aware that Yates wanted to stay at Swindon, and has not ruled out him being involved in the Millers' clash at Peterborough on Saturday.

If he does feature it would mean returning to the Robins would be his only option if he were to leave in the transfer window.

Warne added: “He is in the building and I will have a conversation with him and watch him train for a couple of days and he will probably play a part in the game. So I will make a decision later on.”

The Millers' promotion charge continues at Peterborough against a side who beat joint-leaders Wycombe 4-0 on Tuesday.

“They had a sticky spell, we all do in the league, their's has come in a collection of games.,” Warne said of Posh.

“They will look at our game as another game where they will want to stamp their authority on the league.

“They will firmly believe they can get in the play-offs, the manager has taken them up before.

“But we feel pretty invincible on our travels, the lads really enjoy playing football at the moment. We are going there to win.”