Menzie Yere still has a part to play for Sheffield

James Gordon

Sheffield legend Menzie Yere still has a part to play in their Championship campaign, says coach Mark Aston.

Yere, 35, re-signed for the Eagles after a long drawn out process awaiting his UK citizenship, which almost saw him deported.

He was immediately sent out on loan to Doncaster, scoring three tries in four appearances, and he will remain with the Dons for the rest of the season with a 24-hour recall clause.

Aston told the Sheffield Star: “Menzie obviously just needs to play. He needs a run of games, and if he can help Doncaster by playing week in, week out, until we need him, then great.

“Once he has done his initial month, we can extend it until the end of the year with a 24-hour recall.

“We have to look after Menzie, he’s a bit older these days, so he’s coming to the end of what has been a brilliant career.

“He’s been a great servant to us, so we want to be right with him, and if we need him, he’ll play.

“I know he’s played in the back-row there, and that sometimes happens when you get a bit older.

“You start moving with the big fellas where it is not as quick. He still has a part to play here for us, that’s for sure.”