BARNSLEY Football Club have sacked assistant manager Micky Mellon and goalkeeping coach Ian Willcock.

Manager Danny Wilson, who started his second spell with the club in December, is expected to bring in a new number two in a bid to rescue the club's season.

The Reds, who are currently bottom of the Championship, are three points adrift of safety with 11 games remaining.

Mellon, 42, joined the club in December 2012 to assist then manager David Flitcroft, and had been placed in temporary charge after Flicker's sacking.

Willcock, 35, had worked at Bury, Carlisle, Accrington and Rochdale before joining Barnsley under Keith Hill in December 2011.

A club statement read: "Barnsley Football Club has terminated the employment of assistant manager Micky Mellon and goalkeeping coach Ian Willcock with immediate effect.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks to both Micky and Ian for their service and wish them all the best for the future."