Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Contract Would Be Heck of a Reward Says Hammill; LEAGUE ONE

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Contract Would Be Heck of a Reward Says Hammill; LEAGUE ONE

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ADAM Hammill is hoping interim boss Paul Heckingbottom is rewarded with a full-time contract after leading Barnsley to a second Wembley win of the season.

Since stepping up to replace Lee Johnson in February, Heckingbottom has won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and now the bigger prize of promotion to the Sky Bet Championship following an impressive 3-1 win against Millwall in the play-off final. Winger Hammill, who scored a stunning second goal for the Reds, told Sky Sports 1: "Hecky's come in when Lee left and he's taken over the reins, he's had a few tweaks, worked on what he's wanted to do on the system and he's done absolutely unbelievable.

"Two trips to Wembley and two wins. I think the chairman will be getting a contract out for him tonight!" Heckingbottom added: "We'll have to see won't we (on a contract). We said we would wait until after the season.

"I couldn't be any prouder. Every single thing we've asked them to do throughout the season they've tried to do it and whenever anyone is doing that for you you'll go to war with them and that's what these boys have done. …

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