Yeates eager to make an impact

20 January 2010 01:22
The 25-year-old former Middlesbrough winger has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Bramall Lane just six months after arriving at the Riverside from Colchester.[LNB]Yeates said: "I just can't wait to get out on the training pitch and, hopefully, I can do enough to force my way into the gaffer's plan for the Reading game, because I'm cup-tied at the weekend."[LNB]Yeates, who appeared as a second-half substitute in Middlesbrough's FA Cup defeat to Manchester City, added: "Looking at Sheffield United, they're in a strong position in the play-off places and it's a massive opportunity for me, personally, and this club to get back into the Premiership.[LNB]"As a footballer you're never surprised at what happens, but I would be lying if I said I was expecting all this to be going off at this time, but I'm just over the moon to be here."[LNB]Yeates was signed by former Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate in the summer, but has struggled to hold down a place in Gordon Strachan's starting line-up.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk