Striker Iain Hume has pleaded with Reds boss Mark Robins not to recall him and allow him to make his loan move to Preston become permanent in January.
Hume has been frozen out at Oakwell, really ever since Robins arrived at the club over a year ago and has made just two substitute appearances this season. Robins allowed the Canadian international to move to Deepdale on a short term basis in September and the little striker has made a big impact for Darren Ferguson’s side scoring twice in six starts. This has led to the Lancashire side to want to bring Hume to Deepdale permanently, a move which looked likely when Robins agreed to take Paul Hayes- a hero for Barnsley in their League One promotion season of 2005-2006- in a swap deal.
Due to the club’s recent chronic form in front of goal- on the road anyway- Robins changed his mind and asked to take Hume back, something which is allowed as there is a release clause in the striker’s loan deal. This infuriated Ferguson who blasted The Reds conduct on Saturday evening and now Hume himself has waded in, pleading with Robins to allow him to remain at Preston. The 26 year old said Preston’s official website:
"I am hoping, however, that the two clubs can come to an arrangement."
"I have enjoyed my time at Barnsley and the supporters were very good to me but I have got a fresh lease of life at Preston and I am settled here."