Iron complete young signing
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 19-year-old has been on scholarship at Carrow Road but has recently been impressing Iron boss Brian Laws in the Division Three side's reserves.
The Glanford Park club will now take over Hayes' scholarship that he originally signed with the Norfolk club.
Laws told Scunthorpe United's official website: "We have had a look at him in the reserves, we quite like what we see.
"He is still in his third year scholarship but Norwich have decided to release him so we are taking over that.
"That gives us a chance to have a look at him and establish just what he is capable of.
"If he can progress and do well, you never know, and financially it does not put any pressure on the club because we have already got a spare place for a YT (youth trainee).
Hayes revealed that the move down the divisions to The Iron will hopefully enable him to kick-start his career.
Hayes said: "My youth team manager went on course and Brian Laws was also in attendance, they got talking and it enabled me to come here and have a couple of trial games in the reserves.
"I wasn't going anywhere with Norwich and I'm thankful that Scunthorpe have taken me on, I'm looking forward to it.
"I was under scholarship and not getting my chance, so hopefully I can here."