Fulham winger Williams joins Barnsley on loan

Fulham’s Aussie midfielder Ryan Williams has joined English League One side Barnsley on a one-month loan.

Williams made his debut for Fulham earlier in the season against Wolverhampton but struggled to secure regular game-time under manager Felix Magath.

The winger made three appearances, two in the Championship and one in the League Cup, before Magath was sacked and caretaker Kit Symons was installed.

The Cottagers are third from the bottom of the table with just seven points from the first 10 games.

Williams, who can play on the flanks or in the hole, told FourFourTwo Australia he wants to be playing.

“It’s a month loan because I haven’t been in the squad at Fulham so I didn’t want to wait around and see what happens and I’d rather just play,” he said.

“Barnsley are a big club and they wanted me so why not a month.”

The Tykes have nine points from the first nine games and are currently in 21st spot in League One.

Danny Wilson, Barnsley’s manager, told The Sheffield Star that he has been looking at the 20-year old “for a while”.

“We need a bit more strength and he’s someone I like a lot,” Wilson said.

“He’s quick and direct, and he can play in a number of positions. He’s a supply man and hopefully he can deliver the balls we want into the box.

“I’ve said to one or two of the players it’s about time they throw down the gauntlet and start performing.

“Unfortunately we’ve not had that ruthlessness yet, even though we have a lot of attack-minded players.”