Barnsley boss wants to extend Pearson’s loan spell

Barnsley boss wants to extend Pearson’s loan spell

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson says he wants to extend Ben Pearson’s loan deal from Manchester United following some fine performances for the Tykes.

The 20-year-old netted his first goal for Barnsley in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Port Vale and has impressed Wilson since he joined the club, so much so that Wilson is keen to keep him at the club past his current one month loan deal.

Speaking about his future, Wilson said: “We’d love to extend Ben’s deal, we’ve been very pleased with his contribution,” said Wilson.

“We’re in talks with Manchester United at the moment, so hopefully we can do that.

“I’m sure from Manchester United’s point-of-view they want their young players to get experience of first team football – and thankfully we can give him that.”

Pearson is certainly enjoying a fine start to his loan spell with the club having also been named Man of the Match on his debut.

His goal, which came at the end of a 70 yard run, was a fine solo effort. Picking up the ball up on the edge of his own box before driving at the opposition with pace, Pearson beat several players and eventually looped the ball over Port Vale’s goalkeeper. The strike summed up Pearson’s energetic style of play and it will only endear him to the Barnsley fans.

The youngster is currently on a one-month loan spell at Oakwell but if he maintains his performance levels he may well earn a longer deal which will help him get the first team experience he needs in order to develop.

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Ben graduated with a first-class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Sheffield and he was The Peoples Person's co-editor between March 2015-16. He is now a regular contributor and freelancer.