Sad Hassell urges Reds to act fast

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BARNSLEY defender Bobby Hassell has told The Star he’s “sad” Mark Robins has left the club.

Robins resigned as the Reds manager late on Sunday evening after just short of two seasons in charge at Oakwell.

And Hassell now believes it’s vitally important the club appoint a new manager in the next fortnight so they don’t run the risk of missing out on signing the best new players for next season.

Speaking exclusively to The Star, Hassell said: “I think we’re [the players] all very disappointed to see Mark go, but we’ve got to move forward now.

“Mark brought us stability, so it’s sad he’s gone. We all wish him the best.

“For whatever reason he decided the time was right to go, but at the same time the football club has got to do what’s right and I do think we need to get a new manager in place within the next couple of weeks.

“We don’t want to miss out on signing players that are available now. We’ve barely got a squad at the moment, so whoever does come in will probably want to bring in new faces.” Reds: P38