SWINDON Town striker Jerry Yates says he does not feel unappreciated by anyone involved with the club and is loving playing football under manager Richie Wellens.

Strike partner Eoin Doyle has received a good deal of attention – including a player of the month award – for his outstanding goalscoring exploits while the Rotherham loanee is the league’s joint-second top scorer on seven.

Despite that, Yates has not been as widely praised as Doyle – not that it bothers the 23-year-old in the slightest.

The Doncaster-born forward says he is only interested in the opinions of his teammates and coaches, and is delighted to be learning from such a technical coach in Richie Wellens.

Yates said: “I don’t feel under-appreciated. It’s never like that for me. It’s about what the coaches and my teammates think.

“Hopefully they appreciate the work I do, and everyone appreciates what we do for each other.

“We’re getting the rewards, so it’s obviously working, whatever we’re doing. It’s a different type of football than I’ve played before, so it’s a case of learning a game from a passing perspective.

“I’ve never been in a team that passes the ball so much and creates so many chances.

“That’s why I wanted to come here in the first place – to play every week and learn from one of the best footballing coaches.”

This weekend’s League Two fixture between Town and Salford City should see Yates and Doyle reunited up front as Richie Wellens’ men hunt a fourth consecutive league victory.

Both men have combined to put away 21 of Swindon’s 28 League Two goals this term, but Yates was quick to echo Doyle’s previous sentiments and declare the midfield and defence as the positions who do the hard yards.

Preparing to face a side that Swindon have never kicked off against before, Yates says his teammates should enter the game fully confident that their natural game should be good enough to beat anyone.

He said: “We shouldn’t be fazed by their form because overall, our away record is still one of the best in the league.

“The guys behind us create so many chances, they’re the reason me and Doyle are doing so well and scoring so many.

“It’s not so much the strikers that are getting the goals, it’s the guys behind that are doing all the work – we’re just doing the easy part.”