Scunthorpe United fans would like nothing more than to sign Ryan Yates on a permanent deal from Nottingham Forest in the summer.
Alongside fellow loanee Ivan Toney, Yates has made a huge impact at Glanford Park since arriving in January and scored his second goal for the club in the 1-0 win against Walsall on Saturday with a diving header that typified the 20-year-old’s bravery and commitment to the cause.
The combative midfielder has matured immensely during just three months as a Scunthorpe player and has earned plenty of praise from coaches and fans alike.
So surely Yates has, or at least deserves, a future at Nottingham Forest.
The Lincoln-born youngster is yet to make his debut for the Championship side having spent the last two seasons out on loan at Barrow, Shrewsbury, Notts County and now Scunthorpe.
But Yates could hardly be doing more to send a message to Forest boss Aitor Karanka. There could be a space opening up in the side for the youngster next season with Jack Colback only on loan from Newcastle United and David Vaughan’s contract set to expire (below).
And if the reaction of Scunthorpe fans to Yates’ display against Walsall is anything to go by, he should be banging on the door for the place in the first-team at the City Ground.
Love the passion from Ryan Yates. To think he's only on loan with us as well. Great pro and if we sadly don't get him for next season, Forest will have a top player and pro in their side. pic.twitter.com/oqOgkuLj9W— Jamie Morgan (@JamieMorgan1989) April 22, 2018
Very good L1 player mate. Think he would be ready for The Championship.— Jamie Morgan (@JamieMorgan1989) April 23, 2018
Ryan Yates has that passion! Saw it today when he scored. Can someone tell Swann to sign him up? Incredible, solid CM⚽— ∂αηηу (@dannyy_sufc) April 21, 2018
He certainly has the passion he really needs to be signed up— Andrew Dolby (@AndrewDolby1) April 21, 2018
Personally, i'd love him to come here permanently. Realistically, he's got potential to play in the Championship. But only if he plays consistently, week in, week out— ∂αηηу (@dannyy_sufc) April 22, 2018
Do you think Ryan Yates would be a very good signing for #Scunthorpe next season - if you can persuade Forest to let him go! Just needs to practice his knee slides! https://t.co/lY9Yjnausb pic.twitter.com/des9n4Xcwv— Paul Crute (@PaulCrute1) April 23, 2018
A good signing but can't see Forest letting him go.— Brian Edwards (@brianIronthe2nd) April 23, 2018
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