Barnsley: Bobby Hassell pleased with team's recent form

Barnsley defender Bobby Hassell says his side's recent form is the best they have shown in his nine years at the club.

Boss David Flitcroft has managed 10 wins from his 16 games in charge since succeeding Keith Hill.

Tykes turnaround

  • When Barnsley sacked Keith Hill on 29 December they were bottom of the Championship with 21 points from 25 games.
  • Since then they have picked up 23 points from their following 12 league games and are two points clear of the bottom three with a game in hand.

"I've never known form like this in my nine years with the club. It's been a tremendous effort," Hassell told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"If the season had started on 1 January then we'd be third or fourth."

He added: "The frustrating thing is we can't seem to pull away from the bottom because everyone else seems to be winning.

"There's probably 10 teams down there and we've got a tough run-in but in our form I fancy us to beat anyone."

Barnsley face fellow strugglers and local rivals Sheffield Wednesday after the international break.