Swindon Town have put in an offer for ex-loan striker Jerry Yates, says manager Richie Wellens. 

The boss was speaking to BBC Wiltshire when he confirmed the club have sent a bid to Rotherham and are waiting for it to be accepted. 

It comes as Blackpool are considered favourites to land the 23-year-old forward.

Wellens said: "Our bid went in to Rotherham, we’re waiting to hear back from them if it’s accepted and they’ll give us permission to speak to Jerry and once we’ve heard any news from that we’ll do our best.

"I’ve made no secret that he’s a fantastic lad, on and off the pitch, he’s a brilliant person to have in the dressing room and we’ve no Doyle next year, it’s an opportunity for him to be a centre forward and see what he can do."

And Wellens was optimistic that the bid will allow Town to progress with the offer and hopefully land the signing.

He added: "I think the bid will get accepted and then it’s down to us what we can do with Jerry.

"The chairman has done his best and we’ve put a good bid into Rotherham where the payment plan is decent. We’ll see what they say."

Yates is on the watchlist of a few clubs this summer after scoring 14 goals in 35 games during his loan spell with Swindon, helping the team win the League Two title.

Blackpool has reportedly put in a six-figure bid for the striker.