Tigers lose goal­keeper

Western Daily Press - - Football -

GLOUCES­TER City’s new boss Chris Todd is on the look­out for a new goal­keeper af­ter Matt Yates was re­called by Derby County.

Yates joined the Tigers at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son and was set to stay un­til Christ­mas.

Af­ter sign­ing a first pro­fes­sional con­tract in May 2017, Yates stepped up to Derby’s Un­der-23 for the 2017/18 cam­paign.

He has been on the books of the Derby County Acad­emy since the age of nine and is the son of the club’s former player Dean Yates.

Dur­ing his time with the Tigers, Matt Yates has es­tab­lished him­self as a fans’ favourite with some fine per­for­mances in the league, and no­tably in Tues­day’s FA Cup third qual­i­fy­ing round re­play win against Dork­ing Wan­der­ers.

Todd is now speak­ing to a num­ber of clubs in his hunt for a re­place­ment. An­drew Han­nah, who has been play­ing for Man­gots­field United in South­ern League Divi­sion One South, is also signed with the Tigers and could step in if re­quired.

Glouces­ter make the jour­ney to Bil­ler­icay in the Na­tional League South to­mor­row.

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