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7 March 2021

Following our 1-0 win at home to Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon, Jordan Williams says confidence is high in the Reds’ camp.

The versatile full-back was introduced at half-time and played a starring role as Barnsley recorded a club record seventh straight victory in the second tier.

“It’s crazy to say we’ve won seven games in a row,” began Williams, speaking to iFollow Barnsley. “We’d never have thought that at the start of the season but, at the minute, games are coming thick and fast and we keep plugging away and getting the wins.

“The momentum is very high and the team spirit in the changing room is amazing. I don’t think I’ve been in a changing room similar to this, to be fair – maybe the time at Huddersfield when they got promotion; it was kind of similar. But I think we’re doing very well and need to keep going.”

City’s physicality and long ball preference didn’t make for a great spectacle of football, but the Reds have proven over the course of the campaign that they are capable of matching the Sky Bet Championship’s more direct teams.

Both Stoke City and Millwall were disposed with last week, but Aitor Karanka’s side presented an even sterner examination of Barnsley’s resolve as they threatened to leave Oakwell with at least a point.

But the Reds showed their mettle and displayed exactly why they sit sixth in the table, and clinched victory courtesy of a stunning Daryl Dike strike shortly after the interval.

“It’s one of the ugliest games we’ve played this year – long ball after long ball, header after header – but we dealt with it well and came away with three points, which is the main thing at the end of the day,” asserted Williams.

“It was tough; we had to keep going and dig deep to get three points. We’ve won the game with a great strike from Dike and, on another day, it could have been 0-0 but we keep grinding those points out and moving up the table.”

You can watch Jordan’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.

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