Jordan Williams is adamant that Barnsley’s fortunes will change over the coming weeks.
The Reds haven’t won since the opening day but have put in a number of encouraging performances in their recent outings to suggest that another victory is just around the corner.
Brentford are the visitors to Oakwell on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, and the young full-back believes things are starting to click on the pitch.
“It has been tough because we have been playing well without getting the results,” said Williams. “But all the players still believe in what the manager wants us to do and we know that, if we are just a bit more clinical in front of goal, things will turn around for us.
“A win is definitely coming. Once we get that first goal, they will start coming for us and I think we will pick up a lot more points.
“We want to start picking up points for the fans and the club. If we get a couple of wins, we will climb up into mid-table and be well clear of the bottom three. We brought a lot of new players in in the summer and they didn’t know the style of playing but they are getting used to it.”
It has been a frustrating few months for Williams, who picked up an injury over pre-season that meant he missed the first few weeks of the new campaign before suffering further setback.
The 19-year-old enjoyed a fine end to the 2018/19 season and was one of the standout performers as Barnsley secured promotion to the Sky Bet Championship, and he is thrilled to be back out on the pitch following his recovery.
“It’s great to be back in the team,” continued the former Huddersfield Town full-back. “The results haven’t been what we wanted but I am glad to be fully fit and playing again.
“It was a tough start to the season with two injuries but I have put all of that to bed now and I am fully fit.
“To get straight back in the side is a good confidence boost from the gaffer. It’s good to know that he has kept faith in me.
“This time last year, I was just waiting for my chance and learning what the gaffer wanted from me but now he trusts me and I just want to repay that trust. It is a big step up from League One and I am relishing the challenge.”