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Bobby Thanks Reds and Mansfield Fans for 'Excellent Day'

20 July 2015

Reds legend Bobby Hassell has thanked both sets of fans following his fantastic testimonial match on Saturday.

Hassell led the Reds out as captain in a 4-3 victory for Lee Johnson's side, with a team of ex-Reds taking to the pitch for the last 20 minutes against Mansfield Town.

"It was an excellent day - great weather, good turnout, a great reception and a goal as well!" said Bobby, speaking to Barnsley PlayerHD. "We played some decent football so it was a good day all round.

"I was a bit apprehensive before because I hadn't kicked a ball in six weeks so I was wondering what my touch was going to be like. But it came back to me and I'm fit because I've been doing a lot of running.

"It was a special day and a great way to say goodbye in a proper manner. I've spent 10 years at a Football Club and dedicated my career to the Club and to the Town. So to be able to say a proper goodbye is a special day.

"I was surprised how many from Mansfield turned up. I lived there for 10 years as well and played nearly 200 games for the Football Club. Both Clubs are dear to my heart and they are the first results I look for on a Saturday. They gave me a great reception, it was brilliant to see them out there."

Click here to watch the full interview with Bobby on Barnsley PlayerHD.

You can also watch the goals from the game by clicking here.

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