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Yates: A Nice Feeling

Striker On Hitting 20 Goals For The Season

7 April 2021

Jerry Yates is pleased to have hit 20 goals for the season in a tangerine shirt, though his priority remains the success of the team.

The striker became the first Blackpool player to hit that tally since Andy Morrell 14 years ago when scoring a brace against Gillingham on Monday.

“It’s not bad, is it? It’s about time I kicked on to be fair,” Yates said, having gone 11 games without a goal at the start of the season.

“It’s a nice feeling for myself but, more importantly, the lads are in the top six now and we’re flying. We just want to keep the run going.”

“We’ve now got Lincoln on Saturday and we’ll go into that game full of confidence.”

A big feature of the 24-year-old’s goalscoring form has been his post-match ‘thumbs up’ celebration, which has become something of a trademark with supporters on social media.  

“I do get tagged into some of the comments and pictures and it’s been good. The thumbs up is going alright. Hopefully I can carry on scoring and having the photos.”


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