New Deal No Hassell For Bobby

19 March 2013 06:06
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Saturday’s match winner Bobby Hassell will hit a decade at Barnsley after confirming there is a deal in place to extend his contract for next season.

The 32-year-old defender/midfielder signed for the Reds in the summer of 2004 from Mansfield and has played under six different managers at Oakwell.

With 2014 set to be his testimonial year there were fears Hassell would be released this summer as his contract expired and Barnsley seemingly heading back to League One where Hassell helped them escape in 2006.

But the club’s resurgence under new manager David Flitcroft that has seen them win seven out of 12 league matches in 2013 has given renewed hope that The Reds will head into a eight successive Championship season and now Hassell has told BBC Radio Sheffield he will be staying if they do.

"The board have said they're going to give me a new contract for next season depending on what league we're in.

"My main aim is to just help the team stay in this division and the future will take care of itself then."

Hassell grabbed his second goal of the season, and first league strike in over two years on Saturday to seal a 1-0 win over Watford that hoisted Barnsley up to 20th, two points clear of the relegation zone.

Source: TykesMAD