Matlock Town are pleased to announce the signing of twenty seven year old winger Jamie Yates formally of Gainsborough Trinty
Yates who will twin his role as first team player with MTFC academy coaching began his career with Rotherham United in 2006 spending three years with the Millers and making thirty four appearances scoring three goals, during this spell he had a loan spell with Burton Albion of initally a month that got extended to the end of the season.
In 2009, Yates would sign an initial loan spell with Boston United in a bid to regain match fitness, which then led to to The Pilgrims securing his services full time, he would go on to make seventy seven appearances scoring eight times over a two year period.
In 2011, Yates signed for Gainsborough Trinty for a tribunal fee after rejecting a new contract offer from Boston United where he played a total of one hundred and ten times scoring eight times and leading the club out in a play off final as captain, his third consecutive in a row as a player.
In 2013, Yates made the move from Gainsborough Trinty to North Ferriby United and not only did he play fifty times for the Villagers scoring four times, he would have a month loan spell with Mark Atkins’ Matlock Town in 2015 as he bid to regain fitness where he impressed the Gladiator faithful.
Following the conclusion of his loan with the Gladiators, Yates went on to re-sign for Gainsborough Trinty where he spent the final months of the 2015/2016 season playing his part as Trinty kept their Vanarama National League North status. At the conclusion of the season, Yates was released from Gainsborough Trinty and will now link up with his old club mate Marc Newsham under the management of Glenn Kirkwood and Craig Hopkins.
Yates’ dad as many will already know is Lenny Yates who was a crowd favourite for the club in the 1980s,
Welcome Jamie and best of luck for the upcoming season!