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Former Blades and Bantams winger completes Eastleigh move

Former Sheffield United and Bradford City winger Mark Yeates has completed a move to Vanarama National League club Eastleigh.

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The thirty two year old joins the Spitfires on a two-year deal afer leaving Notts County.

Yeates began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, making three first team appearances for the Premier League club.

During his time at White Hart Lane he had loan spells with the likes of Hull City and Leicester City.

In 2007 he left Spurs to join Colchester United, returning to the club where he spent a long-term loan spell in the 2005/06 season.

His time with the U's came to an end when Middlesbrough agreed a £500,000 fee to secure the winger's services.

His stay at the Riverside Stadium was a short one and since then he has gone on to play for the likes of Sheffield United, Watford and Bradford City.

It was during his time with the latter that he scored a notable goal in the Bantams shock 4-2 win over Premier League giants Chelsea in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in January 2015.

Yeates spent the second half of last season with Notts County, making twelve appearances for the Magpies.

He now becomes the latest new addition to Eastleigh's squad, following the likes of Danny Hollands and Chris Zebroski in joining the Spitfires ahead of the new season.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@markldaily)
Image: Reuters Media

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