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Shamrock Rovers Make Move For Former Ireland Under 21 International

By David Kent
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Shamrock Rovers are beginning to flex their muscles in the League of Ireland transfer window.

Stephen Bradley was only installed as permanent manager 10 days ago but the Hoops have already brought in five new players, with more expected to be announced next week. Today's Irish Sun is linking them with an ambitious target though.

Having already set the rumor mill on fire by being a supposed target for Robbie Keane, Rovers are chasing another ex-Irish international. Well, a 'B' one, if that counts.

Mark Yeates is currently plying his trade at Bloomfield Road with Blackpool. Well, we say plying his trade, he's only managed two starts since the beginning of September. Which is probably the reason that Bradley is after the Tallaght native.


Paul Corry has already made the journey back across the water to Tallaght Stadium after being released by Northampton. But there might be one sticking point in their pursuit of Yeates. He's under contract to Blackpool until next November. Rovers would have to pay a fee to get him.

The 31-year old would bring plenty of experience to Rovers. He's played for twelve English clubs, most successfully at Colchester and Bradford City - where he scored against Chelsea in the Bantams' famous FA Cup victory last season.

Plus, he's decent at a set piece.


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His father Stephen lined out for Rovers back in the 1989-90 season at Dalymount Park, so Mark would be following in his footsteps should he complete the move.

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