Paul Hayes has spoken to the press stating that he is to sit down with manager Darren Ferguson in early January to discuss his future. The frontman, signed on a free transfer back in the Summer, has been loaned out to Barnsley almost in a swap loan deal with Iain Hume. Hayes who came from Scunthorpe has not settled in the North West and is seeking a move away. It is thought that Barnsley do not want to pursue Hayes as a permanent option as they have other irons in the fire. However, it is believed that his former club, Scunthorpe are interested in striking a deal with Preston for the return of Hayes during the January transfer window.