Ritchie watches Hayes
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barnsley boss Andy Ritchie admits he has been tracking Scunthorpe's Paul Hayes.Barnsley boss Andy Ritchie has confirmed he has been tracking Scunthorpe United striker Paul Hayes.
The young hit-man's future at Glanford Park is currently uncertain as he is mulling over the offer of a three-year contract.
He has been linked with Brighton, Blackpool, Derby and Nottingham Forest while Barnsley's name has been added to his list of suitors.
Tykes manager Ritchie admits he has been keeping tabs on Hayes but was coy about the prospect of firming up his interest with a bid.
"Paul is a good player and one who we have been looking at throughout last season," Ritchie told the club's official website.
"We have been monitoring him at Scunthorpe but there is nothing to add other than he is one of the players we have been watching."
Hayes scored 19 goals for The Iron en route to the club's promotion to League One and manager Brian Laws hopes the forward signs the deal on offer.