Mark Yates BBC Interview – Barnes-Homer

Mark Yates

Mark Yates

Following the emergency loan deadline day dealings yesterday which saw Harriers striker Matthew Barnes-Homer leave and two additional strikers in on loan in Ryan Charles & Damian Spencer, Mark Yates gives BBC Hereford & Worcester his view on the deals.

“I hope the fee comes out,” he said, “because we’ve actually exceeded the clause in his contract in terms of transfer fee.

“We don’t pay the sort of wages that Luton pay and I think, if someone wants to treble your wages, it’s only right that you give that player a chance.

“He has gone with my blessing, he has been fantastic for me.

“We managed to keep him in the summer when a lot of people were anticipating he’d leave.

“The club was very good to him and looked after him contract-wise but, to do that, we had to put a clause in his contract allowing him to talk to other clubs.

“We’ve managed to secure two decent strikers – one as part of the deal.

“Ryan Charles has come from Luton for a month to start with.

“He is a young lad, one of the best finishers down there. He’s a bundle of energy and is lively and quick.

“We’ve brought in Damian Spencer as well. I know him particularly well. He’s a big, strong lad. He’s quick and will work hard for us.”

Click here to listen to the interview in full (7 minutes 29 seconds).