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Hassell: Daggers is looking sharp

Thursday 12th July 2012
Chris Dagnall is hoping to make himself a regular for the Reds this season.
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Barnsley club captain Bobby Hassell believes striker Chris Dagnall has what it takes to become a success at Oakwell.


Dagnall struggled after signing from Scunthorpe last season and was sent out on loan to Bradford City. But Hassell, speaking to the Chronicle from the Reds' pre-season training camp in Marbella, Spain, has been impressed with Dagnall's form throughout the week.


He said: "I know Daggers struggled when he signed from Scunthorpe last season and ended up on loan at Bradford City, but he’s come back full of energy and commitment and has been a real handful on the training pitch.


"I know it’s a different story when it comes to games, but if he shows some of the form that he’s displayed this week then I know we’ll have a dangerous player on our hands."


Hassell also praised new signings Kelvin Etuhu and Jacob Mellis.


"Kelvin is possibly now the quickest player we have at the club and could cause some real damage this season. Once he’s fit, he will be a real asset to our team.


"We already know the talents of Jacob Mellis and again, with plenty of games under his belt, I believe he will be a great threat for Barnsley Football Club."


Hassell talks more of the training week in his column in tomorrow's Chronicle.