Barnsley boss Danny Wilson is full of praise for his young Oakwell squad

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Barnsley boss Danny Wilson admits any frustrations he has with his young team will pass if they can reproduce performances like they did to win their Yorkshire derby showdown with Bradford City.

The Reds came from behind to bag a fine 3-1 win to climb to 13th in the League One table after their first back-to-back league wins of the season.

And Wilson is confident his inexperienced team will only get better with more games under their belts.

“At the end of the day they’re a fantastic group, a fantastic bunch of kids - and they’re great to work with,” said Wilson.

“We [the staff] get frustrated at times and they get frustrated as well, but that happens with younger players.

“However, they’ll get better and better, I’m sure.

“That [beating Bradford] was our best performance of the season, without a doubt. Results like that are good for confidence.

“When you’re having a bad time and you get a couple of good results, then you always think it could be a launching pad.

“But the rewards we’ve got can only be good for confidence. If we play like that every week for the rest of the season, well I’ll be more than happy.”

But ever the perfectionist, Wilson believes some of his players have yet to show their true potential.

“Personally I think there’s one or two players who are still not firing on full cylinders,” he said.

“But they’ve [those players] shown what they can do in spells. It’s about consistency.

“However, the one thing about the lads is that we’ve never shown any disappointment, even when we went five goals down to MK Dons they’ve battled on and ended up pulling three goals back.

“And also when we went two goals down to Oldham and we came back.

“Some people might question their [the players] commitment, but there’s definitely nothing wrong with that.

“They [the players] might get things wrong from time to time, and they will make decisions which are not right.

“But the more they play together, the more they will improve. Experience helps you stop making as many mistakes.

“Let’s hope we’ve put most of those mistakes behind us already.”

Meanwhile, Wilson has revealed that Fulham loan winger Ryan Williams will be fit for his side’s weekend clash with Posh.

The Australian was substituted late on in Saturday’s victory over the Bantams with a tight hamstring.

But the 20-year-old has trained this week with squad and is expected to be part of Wilson’s match day squad at London Road.