Loan and Transfer Update: 22/3/07

Last updated : 22 March 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Striker Paul Hayes has seen his loan spell at League One Huddersfield Town cut short by a few days, but there are conflicting reasons why.

Barnsley say Hayes, whose loan deal was set to expire after this weekend's game at Brighton, has returned early due to a slight injury the striker has picked up but Huddersfield while admitting Hayes has a slight knock, say Simon Davey has recalled the former Scunthorpe man due to injuries at Oakwell!

Either way Hayes, who was frozen out by Davey after speculation linking him with Southend in January will have a huge fight to get back into contention as he lies behind Istvan Ferenczi, Peter Rajczi, Marc Richards and Daniel Nardiello in the pecking order.

Huddersfield caretaker manager Gerry Murphy said:

Paul has been fantastic since I have taken over first-team affairs here. He's a model professional during his time with us and has contributed with a great goal against Bradford at the Galpharm, as well as an impressive performance at Carlisle last weekend.

"In an ideal world, I would have loved to have him here for the rest of the season but it is Barnsley's right to call him back. Luckily for us, John McAliskey looks to be hitting form at just the right time - he scored two goals in yesterday's Reserve game and has been outstanding in the last two games as a whole."

Meanwhile The Reds have taken on their fourth Hungarian of the campaign.

The stunning success of strikers Ferenczi and Rajczi saw 18 year old Arron Pal get a fruitless trial a few weeks back and now international midfielder Peter Simek gets his chance.

Simek, who like Rajczi has played for Ujpest has nine caps for Hungary.

Simon Davey told

"Péter will come in and train with us until the end of the season.

"He has a good pedigree and we will be able to take a long look at him both in training and hopefully in the reserves before making a decision for next year".

Finally a few ex Reds have also been on the move.

Legend Craig Hignett has signed a contract at League Two leaders Hartlepool United who are managed by ex manager Danny Wilson, whilst ex striker Isaiah Rankin has joined Paul Ince's Macclesfield Town on loan.