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Williams: "We'll keep going until the end."

25 April 2019

Jordan Williams says he is enjoying his football after an extended run in the first team at the tail end of the campaign.

The young full-back, who joined Barnsley from Huddersfield Town in the summer, has started the Reds’ last three games – all of which have ended in victory – and was instrumental in the 3-0 win at Plymouth Argyle on Monday.

As well as making a number of lung-busting runs up the right flank, Williams was on hand to provide an assist for the opening goal, which was duly converted by Cauley Woodrow at Home Park.

“I thought we started off well and, after the first goal, we went rampant,” said the 19-year-old. “I thought we could have got more in the second half; their ‘keeper has pulled off a few good saves and I think it was a very good performance from the boys.

“I saw Cauley make the run off the back of the defender and thought I’ll play this in. It was a good ball, to be fair, but Cauley has still got to put it away and he’s done it well. I never doubted him.”

Three successive wins have put Barnsley within touching distance of promotion from Sky Bet League One as we enter the closing stages of the season.

Displays since the minor setback at Burton Albion have been encouraging, with goals seemingly at a premium as the Reds have struck nine times in their last three games – the same amount scored in the previous nine outings.

“It was a good performance away from home,” continued Williams. “Last week, against Shrewsbury, there were a lot of chance, but this week there weren’t a lot for them and going forward we were very good – we could have scored more and should have, really.

“I thought the back four was solid – they had a few chances, but not anything clear cut that troubled us.”

With just two games of this exhilarating campaign remaining, Barnsley could amass 94 points and still not reach the top two – such is the quality of the league.

However, while a favour is needed from elsewhere in the last few games, Williams insists he and his teammates are solely focussed on the task at hand, saying what will be will be.

“The main aim is promotion this season, and it’s going well at the moment,” said the full-back. “It’s not in our hands, but we’ll keep going until the end of the season.

“All we can do is just keep trying to win games, play well and then not concentrate on anyone except ourselves.”


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