Frustrated Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber jokes about the performance of referee Tim Robinson after derby draw with Sheffield Wednesday

Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber praised the efforts of his players after the relegation-threatened Reds held Sheffield Wednesday to a competitive 1-1 draw at Oakwell, but expressed his frustration at not being able to sneak a winner.

By Alex Miller
Sunday, 9th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 10:23 am

With quality in the final third at a premium for both sides, the Austrian conceded that 1-1 was perhaps a fair result despite the home side having enjoyed the more chances.

The result stopped a rot of three defeats on the spin but left them rooted in the relegation spots, eight points shy of safety and only ahead of Wednesday next opponents, Luton.

And in a match that Owls boss Garry Monk described as ‘competitive’, Struber said he was impressed with the commitment of his players in what was a raucous Oakwell atmosphere.

He said: “Every single player gave all what they could in this game in this moment. This was our aim.

“We showed the Barnsley fans a good game and performance and work.

“I am happy with our performance, but in our situation, one point is not enough.

“This is the disappointing reality. It is not easy after playing so well. We worked so hard for the momentum and we had a big focus and concentration on set-plays.”

Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber expressed a frustration at his side not being able to grab a winner in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Asked about a late penalty shout not awarded by referee Tim Robinson, the Barnsley boss delivered a tongue-in-cheek response.

“I think that in many situations the ref was not a Barnsley fan,” he joked.

“That is all I can say in this situation.”