Rovers plan Hughes raid

Doncaster keen on Latics striker

Hughes: Attracting attention

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Oldham Athletic have confirmed that Doncaster Rovers have made enquires about top goalscorer Lee Hughes.

The former Coventry and West Brom striker has caught the eye this season at Boundary Park, with his 13 goals to date playing a major part in the club's promotion bid.

Hughes, whose existing contract expires in summer, has been offered a two-year extension that would make him the club's highest earner.

A number of other Championship clubs are thought to be eyeing up a move for the experienced front-man, but it is Doncaster - whose own striker Darren Byfield is currently on-loan at Oldham - that have made their interest known.

"Sean (O'Driscoll - Doncaster's manager) rang me out of courtesy to inform me he had spoken to our manager and that Doncaster are considering making an offer in January," Latics chief executive Alan Hardy told the Oldham Evening Chronicle.

Another player linked with the Boundary Park exit door is young Wales international Neal Eardley.

The £1million-rated full-back has been linked with Bristol City but while Hardy concedes he is aware of such rumours, he has yet to receive contact from Ashton Gate.