The young winger - he turned 21 yesterday - has been in sparkling form over the last few weeks as the UÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s have rocketed up the League One table.
YeatesyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s performances have earned rave reviews - including a few headlines in the national press - as he bagged both goals in the big win against fellow title-chasers Brentford, followed up with another as UÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s beat Forest 3-1 and then crossed for Gareth Williams to head home the winner in the shock FA Cup win at Premiership hopefuls Sheffield United.
On the fringe of the first team squad for a couple of seasons, Mark made his Premiership breakthrough at Spurs with an assist for Robbie Keane in the win at Wolves on the final day of the 2003-04 season.
He made three substitute appearances last season and went on loan at Swindon but is now in the form of his career so far halfway through his season-long loan at Layer Road.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never played 26, 27 games on the bounce before at but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m playing every week at Colchester and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going well
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fitness-wise I feel on top form, as good as IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been,Ã¢â‚¬Â beamed the popular Irishman when he popped into Spurs Lodge earlier this week.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The team is doing really well and for me personally itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been good over the last few weeks with getting a few goals and assists.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“People there would probably say IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been playing well without scoring the goals but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coming along nicely now and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m enjoying it.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The main thing for me was to go out and play regularly and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve managed to do that. I think IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve only missed one game all season so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m delighted with that.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Phil ParkinsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s men are up to fifth in the table and now in the title shake-up, let alone the play-offs.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The main target for Colchester is promotion and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got a real chance if we keep doing what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing,Ã¢â‚¬Â he added. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a small club and everyone knows that but thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a really good bunch of players there, young lads as well. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been impressed with the quality of the squad and delighted to be part of it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Mark Yeates says heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reaping the benefits of his loan spell at Colchester United.