RICHIE Wellens has rubbished claims that Jerry Yates might be recalled by parent club Rotherham this month after the Millers were forced to part with their own loan star Carlton Morris.

Norwich recalled Morris from his loan stint at the New York Stadium on Wednesday - the same day Bradford City opted to bring Eoin Doyle back into their first team.

But Wellens was quick to ease the worries of any nervous Town fans though, saying he has no reason to believe Yates will be going anywhere for the rest of the season.

“Carlton Morris is going to MK Dons – that doesn’t affect Jerry at all as far as we know,” said Wellens.

“Rotherham have been quite active in the transfer market, but the conversations I’ve had with Rob Scott and Paul Warne have given us no indication that they’re going to call Jerry back.

“Jerry is enjoying his football and we plan on keeping him for the rest of the season.

“Rotherham have let him go with the idea that they’re going to bring in one or two others.

“And because Jerry is under the age of 24, Rotherham are due some compensation if he does decide to turn down a contract there and move somewhere else.”

Yates has played seven games in league and cup (excusing one EFL Trophy tie) without Eoin Doyle in the team and netted five times.

Now that Doyle has returned to Bradford – at least for the time being – Wellens is perfectly confident that Yates can step up to the plate and score goals for his team.

Wellens said: “I spoke to Jerry last Friday and I asked him how many goals would he be on if I had moved Eoin Doyle out to the left and instead stuck with Jerry down the middle?

“How many goals would you be sitting on? We don’t know.

“We’ve lost the top scorer in the league.

“But we’ve got the second top scorer moving in from the left to his favoured position.

“That’s not a bad option to have, is it?”