barnsley were on the road south again. Seven days after winning 2-1 at Reading they went to Millwall and emerged with more success away, this time with a point at Millwall.
With three changes to his starting side, Reds boss Keith Hill opted for a 4-1-4-1 formation with Hassell sitting in front of the back four as extra defensive cover.
Striker Davies missed out through injury, so Gray played up front as a lone striker and Done, wide on the left, and Perkins, wide on the front, were given license to break forward at every opportunity.
And with Butterfield and new Manchester United loan signing Drinkwater paired together in central midfield, Hill knew his side had the potential to pose plenty of threats going forward.
Neither side could take control of the game though and after some crunching tackles in the middle of the park, Hassell was the first player to receive a yellow card.
Steele pulled off a fine save to deny Abdou seven minutes before the break after the midfielder worked himself some space inside the Reds’ box.
But Steele stood firm and kept the scoreline goalless, parrying Abdou’s fierce point-blank left-foot shot before the Reds’ defence cleared the danger.
The Reds rode their luck in the 66th minute and were indebted to Steele again as the keeper made a brilliant save to keep things level-pegging.
A left-wing corner caused havoc in the visitors’ six-yard box and Henderson looked to be ready to fire the hosts ahead, but Steele spread himself superbly to thwart the striker from close range.
Substitute O’Brien nearly gave the Reds the lead with five minutes remaining after a lovely piece of solo skill.
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