Bobby Hassell named Barnsley captain

Bobby Hassell
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Barnsley name Bobby Hassell as their new captain ahead of the new Championship season.

Barnsley have named Bobby Hassell as their captain ahead of the new Championship season.

The defender is the club's longest-serving player after signing from Mansfield Town in 2004.

"It's a good honour for myself," the 31-year-old told the club's official website.

"It's not going to be team captain as such but club captain where I will go round and do various stuff for the lads, so just a link between the manager and the players.

"I think my job around the place is to be a good example to the young lads and speak to them when I can," he added.

The Tykes kick off their Championship campaign away at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, August 6.

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