Hartlepool have sacked manager Mick Wadsworth following a run of seven successive home defeats.

Wadsworth, 61, led Pools on a nine-match unbeaten run from the start of the season, but they have won only two of their last 10 league encounters. First-team coach Micky Barron will take charge of the side at Brentford on Saturday.

A club statement read: "It is with regret that Hartlepool United have relieved Mick Wadsworth of his duties as head coach with immediate effect."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2011, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms