Carlisle United have launched a bid to sign Rotherham United striker Jerry Yates.

The 22-year-old impressed on loan with the Cumbrians earlier this season and they now want to land him on a permanent deal, according to a report by the News & Star.

Swindon Town have also been linked with a move for the Millers’ forward who is looking likely to leave the New York Stadium this summer.

The Doncaster-born forward made seven appearances for Rotherham in the Championship this season as Paul Warne’s side were relegated back to League One.

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He impressed on loan in League Two with Carlisle in the first half of the campaign, scoring six goals in 23 appearances in the league before returning to Rotherham in January.

Yates started his career with a spell in the Doncaster academy but later joined Rotherham. He made his debut for the Millers in a Championship game against Birmingham City in 2015 and has since played 50 more times, chipping in with five goals.

The young striker has also enjoyed loan spells at Harrogate Railway, Harrogate Town and obviously Carlisle.

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Carlisle, who are managed by Steven Pressley, finished 11th in the fourth tier this season and will be hoping to push for the top seven next term. The potential signing of Yates would bolster their attack. They have also been linked with a  move for Kilmarnock defender Kirk Broadfoot recently as well.


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