Jerry Yates got a run-out for Rotherham’s reserves today as Carlisle United continue to sweat over a possible return for the loan striker.

The frontman featured as the Millers’ second string drew 1-1 with Doncaster.

United are still hoping the 22-year-old will rejoin the Cumbrians for a second half-season loan spell.
Yates himself is said to be keen on a return to Carlisle.

Brunton Park is the only possible loan destination for him this month as his sub appearance for Rotherham on Saturday means he cannot play for a third club this season.

The ball is in Rotherham’s court, with movement more likely once manager Paul Warne has himself brought in another striker.

Warne, though, suggested the latter situation could take time.

Warne said today: “The one I really want, I don’t think I can get him in the next 10 days. I need to go and meet him as well.

“I spoke to his manager on Friday night and the potential is if that manager gets one in then he’ll let me have the player I want.

“There are other targets to go for but I’m very selective in who I want to bring in.”

Yates also spoke to Rotherham's website about his return to the Millers last month and his time with United.

He said: "It was good to get out and get the experience.

"It was tough at first because I was playing out wide on the left, which is a position I have had to learn.

"It is different to playing through the middle, but it was a job I was happy to do for the team and to get some vital experience. Once I was switched down the middle I really enjoyed it, playing games and scoring goals, it was good for me.

"Now I’m back I am relishing the prospect of trying to break into the team, and looking forward to the challenge.”

He added: "I am looking forward to the challenge. It is good to hear that what I've done at Carlisle has been noticed, and it is nice to see the manager put his trust in me by bringing me on last weekend [against Ipswich].

“It was frustrating not to get goals at first, but once the first one went in it came back naturally to me. It was a good spell for me, and now my aim is to try and bring that form to Rotherham.

“It was good to be playing consistently, and just through playing I felt a lot stronger and quicker. It was a good spell for me, and I have learned to read the game much better as well. It was just what I needed.

"Now I'm back, I want to keep progressing. I need to get my head down now and try and get in and help the team here. Whatever the gaffer needs me to do, I'll do it.”