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Yeates Looking To Add Creative Flair

8 January 2016

Winger Relishing Blackpool Move

Mark Yeates is relishing creating plenty of chances for Blackpool’s front line after signing on the dotted line yesterday. 

The winger, known for his crossing and set piece ability, has done his research and envisages setting up opportunities for the likes of Mark Cullen and Jack Redshaw.

Having joined from Oldham Athletic, Yeates will look to hit the ground running and help steer Blackpool up the League One table. 

“We’ve got some good forwards here, the boy (Mark) Cullen can score goals and the lad (Jack) Redshaw, so hopefully I can feed people like that,” he told Tangerine Player.

“I won’t shy away from things, I’ll always want to get on the ball, good, bad or indifferent, that’s one of my better traits.

“I’ve played a lot of games and been lucky enough to play for a lot of good clubs. I’m old and wise enough to know what League One’s about.”

The 30-year-old adds competition to Blackpool’s wide options, which were dealt a blow when Henry Cameron was ruled out for the season. 

Now Yeates will be competing with the likes of Bright Osayi-Samuel and Jarrett Rivers, and expects it to get the best out of all parties involved.

“There’s a couple of quick wingers and they might be able to learn a few bits off me. I’m still young enough to be able to learn off them too, I’m still young at heart. 

“I had a really good chat with the manager, he’s very positive about the club going forward, and he wants me to be a part of it which is a nice feeling.

“Everyone’s plugging in the right direction so I want to come in and see if I can add a little bit to that,” he added. 


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