After signing his first professional contract in May 2017, Matt Yates stepped up to the Under-23s squad on a permanent basis for the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
A consistent starter throughout his scholarship, Yates has been on the books of the Derby County Academy since the age of nine and is the son of the club’s former defender Dean Yates.
Yates started this season on loan with Gloucester City, but has since had his loan spell relocated and is gaining valuable first-team experiences with National League North side Hereford, where he is joined by Derby academy teammate Ethan Wassall.
The goalkeeper has also represented England at Under-16s and Under-17s levels.
Gloucester City & Hereford (Loan) Appearances: 24
Gloucester City & Hereford (Loan) Starts: 24