Notts chasing Lee Hughes

By Jacob Daniel
Last updated : 06 July 2009
Notts County manager Ian McParland has today confirmed that he is chasing experienced striker Lee Hughes, and has made the former West Brom, Coventry and Oldham man an offer. Hughes, who has moved for over £8m during his career, was once regarded as one of the top English strikers in the game after he hit over 30 goals in a season for West Brom, but he hit the headlines when he was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and fleeing the scene of an accident.

He started his career at Kidderminster Harriers, scoring 51 goals in 108 appearances for the club, before West Brom paid a then record for a non-league player £200,000 for him. He struck 79 in 155 appearances in his first spell at the Hawthorns, before moving to Coventry City for £5,000,001. He scored 15 goals in his only season at the Sky Blues, before West Brom, now a Premier League club, brought him back for £2,500,000.

He scored a further 11 goals for the Baggies before his court case, but after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and fleeing the scene of an accident, he was sacked. He was sentenced to six years in prison, but was released in August 2007. By then he had already signed a deal with League One side Oldham Athletic, where he went on to score 25 goals in two seasons for the Latics.

He left the club at the end of the season, although new manager Dave Penney has been interested in negotiating a new deal with the 33 year-old. However, Ian McParland has today confirmed that he has made an offer to Hughes and his agent, however the two parties disagree on the financial side of the deal.

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