Relegation to League One looks like it could prove to be a blessing in disguise for Barnsley with the Tykes looking very strong so far this season.
After a summer rebuild, manager Daniel Stendel has got his side playing some brilliant, brutal attacking football as well remaining solid at the back.
The likes of Alex Mowatt, Cauley Woodrow, Cameron McGeehan and Adam Davies have all been brilliant in recent weeks and their promotion charge shows no signs of slowing down.
???? | We are pleased to announce that @Ben_Williams31 has signed a new contract with the Reds!
— Barnsley FC (@BarnsleyFC) March 5, 2019
They currently sit in second place with 35 matches played, two points ahead of Sunderland, and they were handed some more good news on Tuesday.
Young left-back Ben Williams has been one of the club’s most highly rated talents for a while now and committed his long-term future to Oakwell, signing a new three year deal.
Having played eight times already this season, he is sure to be involved more before the season is over.
Here is how the fans reacted to the news…
Top man!!!!! YOU REDS!!!!
— Shaun Dooley (@shaundooley) March 5, 2019
Cracking news. Great potential. ????????????????
— Doddy (@doddytyke) March 5, 2019
Great news ????
— Chris Arch (@HumanShapedMan) March 5, 2019
Deserves it. Done really well since given the opportunity and I hope he continues to improve adding good competition for places. Well done Ben ????⚽
— udrivebarnsley (@udrivebarnsley) March 5, 2019
Fantastic news, congrats @Ben_Williams31
— Geoff Bailey (@Geoffthetyke) March 5, 2019
Congrats Ben! Coming on leaps and bounds.
— Megan (@Megsayy_) March 5, 2019
— Rhys (@RhysFrench15) March 5, 2019