Barnsley manager Danny Wilson has hailed the reaction of loan midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong following his debut to forget against Sheffield Wednesday.
The former Arsenal starlet received his marching orders in a nightmare opening to his Reds career at S6 on February 1, but has dusted himself down well since and is starting to show the talent which persuaded Wilson to make a move just before the end of the January transfer window.
The Reds chief, whose side are seeking to record their first back-to-back league wins of the season at the place where they secured safety on a nail-biting final day of 2012-13, said: “I think Emmanuel has been excellent and he is getting better and better in the games he is playing.
“When it happened in his first game, it was a little bit of overexuberance and nothing malicious in what he did; he was just fighting for the cause. He was just a little bit over the top.
“But I think he has learned from it. There have been certain times in games like in the Sheffield Wednesday game, where he did something foolish and you might expect him to get booked again.
“But he has shown a lot of control in a lot of instances in the past few games, which I have been delighted with.
“That goes to prove he is thinking about things.”