Scunthorpe United manager Ian Baraclough says he would be open to bringing former striker Paul Hayes back to the club for a third spell.Hayes, 27, is on loan at Barnsley after failing to settle in the north west with Championship side Preston. [LNB]"If there was a chance to bring him back and he wanted to come back then of course I would be interested," Baraclough told BBC Radio Humberside. [LNB]"Obviously I'm not allowed to approach anybody until January." [LNB]Hayes left The Iron for North End in the summer following the second of his two stints with the Lincolnshire club.[LNB] I like Paul Hayes as a person and as a player and I'm always here if he needs a chat Ian Baraclough During a combined total of five and a half seasons at Glanford Park he scored 74 goals in 213 starts. [LNB]And Baraclough, who was a player and later first team coach during Hayes' time at Scunthorpe says he has a good relationship with the former Norwich trainee. [LNB]"I've spoken to Paul since he left the club. He's called me to see how I'm getting on, to wish me well and we've had a chat as friends," said Baraclough. [LNB]"Paul has asked my advice on one or two occasions so hopefully if he's got a problem at the moment he would pick up the telephone if he wanted to speak to me. [LNB]"I like Paul as a person and as a player and I'm always here if he needs a chat."