‘Something special’ is Flitcroft aim

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BARNSLEY’s new assistant boss David Flitcroft is relishing the challenge of trying to create “something special” at Oakwell.

Flitcroft put pen to paper on a contract yesterday with the Reds, with his “best mate” Keith Hill agreeing to become the club’s new manager.

“It was a massively difficult decision for both of us to leave Rochdale,” Flitcroft told The Star. “Seeing five years at Rochdale come to an end was really hard because we knew we were leaving a family behind.

“But now we’re relishing the new challenge at Barnsley. It’s very exciting. You should always want to aspire to be the best - and me and Keith do.”

The Star understands Flitcroft and Hill have both signed rolling one-year contracts.

And Flitcroft has stressed the club’s supporters will get nothing less than 100 per cent from the new management team, with a “hard work” ethic the name of the game.

“The club wanted two grafters - and they’ve got that with me and Keith,” added Flitcroft.

“We want to make sure this club can achieve it’s potential. We’re confident we can do that, it’s a great challenge.”