YEATES CLASS WILL SPUR BANTAMS
MARK YEATES has only been at Bradford for a matter of weeks but for his midfielder partner Gary Jones it feels like years.
Yeates, 28, swapped Championship Watford for the Bantams in the summer despite keen interest from Millwall.
And after Yeates marked his home debut against Carlisle with a stunning strike 36-year-old Jones claims Bradford have made a coup by snapping him up.
“Yeatesy is a great player with both feet. He has gelled into the team like he’s been here for a while,” said Jones.
“He’s knuckled down and been prepared to put the work in but you can also see that quality about him. He can win a game on his own at times.
“He’s come down from the Championship and not many would have done that. He’s fitted in to our system, the way we play and our work ethic fantastically well.
“You saw with that goal in the Carlisle game what he’s all about. The way he struck that ball was fantastic.”
One player looking to learn from Yeates and Jones is young striker Oliver McBurnie.
The 17-year-old has been invited to train with the firstteam squad by boss Phil Parkinson and even spent a week with Manchester United.
TWO-FOOTED: Mark Yeates