Reds striker Paul Hayes is set to secure a one month loan deal with League One Huddersfield Town today which could turn permanent in the summer.
Hayes became Public Enemy Number One in Huddersfield last season when he won and converted a hotly controversial penalty in the Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg at the Galpharm that helped turn the tie Barnsley's way.
But despite starting this Championship campaign in fine form with 4 goals in the first 7 games he has since slipped down the pecking order with the arrivals of Hungarians Peter Rajczi and Istvan Ferenczi and hasn't featured in a Barnsley squad since the 2-0 FA Cup Third Round Replay defeat to Southend on the 16th January.
Southend were interested in Hayes and have had 3 separate bids turned down by the club but Hayes now looks set to switch across to West Yorkshire.
Paul Hayes has scored 18 goals in 87 appearances for Barnsley since signing from Scunthorpe United in the summer of 2005 including a goal and a penalty in the Play-Off Final shootout victory over Swansea.
Paul Hayes (left) celebrates Play-Off Semi-Final victory at Huddersfield with Dale Tonge