Hayes happy at Preston
Paul Hayes has pledged his commitment to Preston, admitting he is 'over the moon' to be back.
Last Updated: 05/01/11 3:24pm
Preston striker Paul Hayes has pledged his commitment to the club, admitting he is 'over the moon' to be back.
The 27-year-old was recently recalled to Deepdale by caretaker manager David Unsworth having been on loan with former club Barnsley since the end of October.
Hayes has been linked with a move away from North End in this month's transfer window, but the forward insists he is happy to stay and fight for his place.
"I came here in the summer, signed a three-year deal and brought my family over," Hayes, who started against Crystal Palace on Monday, told Preston's official website.
"I am very happy here, I just want to play for Preston and do well for the club.
"I was over the moon when I got the call from David Unsworth saying that he wants me back to get involved in the team.
"I want to show now that I am here to impress and want to do well for the team.
"I have been at Barnsley for the last two months but I haven't really been playing there. I wanted to get back, get back to playing again; I am just pleased to be back and to have played against Palace."
He added: "All I want to do is play at Preston and do well. I was disappointed when I had to leave, but that is the way football goes sometimes.
"I am back now, I am going to stay and hopefully do as well as I can with the team."
Hayes was disappointed rock-bottom Preston failed to take anything from the Palace clash, but has confidence they will turn things around.
"We're down at the bottom for a reason because we haven't been performing well enough all season," he said.
"It has been shown in the last couple of games that the commitment is being shown by the players to change things around.
"We were very unfortunate not to get anything but when you are at the bottom that is the way that things go."