“I’ve trained with Chelmsford for the past few weeks. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot over just these few weeks because of how high the standard is.”
18-year-old Yuill joins the Clarets following his release by Birmingham City in January 2017. The Scotland schoolboy international can play at right-back, centre-back or midfielder and first joined the Blues from West Ham United at under-16 level.
The versatile youngster strengthens City’s defensive options but the Club are currently in negotiations to have Yuill sign dual-registration terms elsewhere to gain earn valuable game time, however the young defender admitted it was Rod Stringer and Nick Haycock’s ethos that brought him to the Clarets.
“It was mainly through Nick Haycock. I was with at West Ham with Nick when I was younger.” he said. “I heard about how well Chelmsford did last season. They’re very professionally run, having been in the professional game it basically is a professional club. It’s very well run.
“It’s a professionally club. The coaching is fantastic. Rod and Nick are both really good coaches, that’s why I’m here.
“[Playing youth football at Birmingham and West Ham United] is a bit different to be fair. I’ve trained with Chelmsford for the past few weeks. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot over just these few weeks because of how high the standard is. All the players have played at a high level so it is more challenging.
“Everyone is all good guys. There is good chemistry with the team and it’s a good squad to be part of. I’m looking forward to breaking in and getting experience.
“The aim is to get experience, get some games, I haven’t played many games recently but I’m really excited to be at Chelmsford City.”
All at Chelmsford City Football Club look forward to welcoming Jake Yuill to the Club.
Updated 17:59 - 19 Sep 2017 by Matt Lee