Date: 13th July 2018 at 8:30am
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Late Thursday afternoon, the Echo published a piece praising Joe Williams for making an impression quite quickly on Everton manager Marco Silva.

The 21-year-old talent spent 2017/18 out on loan with Barnsley in the Championship and he made 34 appearances for them as he experienced the second tier in this country. He also scored his debut professional goal, with another four appearances coming in the domestic cup competitions.

He impressed so much that Barnsley reportedly tried to secure his future in the January window with a £1million offer, but we rejected it flat out knowing his potential.

The outlet’s coverage goes on to quote Oakwell teammate Ryan Hedges on his impressions of the player.

Such was his early impression on our new gaffer, he was scheduled to join the first team in Austria whilst our Under 23 lads headed to Spain, but he’s picked up a minor thigh injury so has stayed at Finch Farm this week.

The young lad has received even higher praise since that report was published as former striker Kevin Campbell has weighed in with his thoughts.

Campbell’s tweet hit a note in the fanbase and it appears plenty agree that big things can be expected from him shortly.