Barnsley returned to the bottom of the Championship table after a 0-0 draw at home to Millwall on Saturday.

Gerhard Struber’s team had five of the six shots on target while they have still not conceded following the re-start last week. 

Wins for fellow strugglers Luton Town, Wigan Athletic, Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic counted against the Reds and they are still four points off safety. 

Barnsley kept the same team as the 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers a week before with Mike Bahre and Brad Collins returning to the bench in place of Sami Radlinger and Kenny Dougall who are both set to leave the club next week. The Reds kept the same 3-4-1-2 formation as the previous week and it was matched by Millwall. 

The game started sleepily, as is often the case with lunchtime kick-offs, and without an atmosphere as Barnsley played a behind-closed-doors match at Oakwell for the first time ever. 

Both sides went close with free-kicks as Cauley Woodrow had the first shot in the 17th minute but his effort from the left was tipped over by ex-Red Bartosz Bialkowski then Millwall’s Shane Ferguson hit the underside of the bar four minutes later. Another Ferguson free-kick was headed wide by Murray Wallace before the drinks break midway through the first half. 

That was the only real action of a poor-quality first half in which Barnsley put together a couple of good moves, and rattled their visitors with strong pressing at times, but were too eager to play long balls up to Jacob Brown. 

Struber brought on Conor Chaplin for Elliot Simoes at half-time for the second successive week. Alex Mowatt had the first shot of the second half but his 25-yard effort was saved by Bialkowski diving to his right. 

Former Reds striker Tom Bradshaw almost opened the scoring but his header from Jed Wallace’s left-wing corner appeared to be blocked on the line by one of his team-mates. An almost identical incident happened later in the half. 

Michael Sollbauer had a fine chance to open the scoring when, after a free-kick was cleared, Woodrow dinked the ball into the box to put the centre-back through but he could not get power on the header and again Bialkowski saved. Brown then shot straight at the goalkeeper in the 76th minute from just outside the box after Chaplin found him with a backheel. 

Mads Andersen could have won it in the 92nd minute when a Mowatt free-kick fell to him 12 yards out but his scooped effort lacked power and Bialkowski caught it fairly easily. 

Jack Walton made his first save of the game in the 95th minute as Matt Smith appeared to head a long throw towards goal but the looping effort was easily caught. 

Barnsley (3-4-1-2): Walton; Sollbauer, Andersen, B Williams; Ludewig, Palmer (Halme 84mins), Mowatt, Ritzmaier (Styles 60); Woodrow (Thomas 76); Simoes (Chaplin HT), Brown.  Subs: Collins,, J Williams, Oduor, Bahre, Schmidt.  Yellow cards: Brown, B Williams. 

Millwall (3-4-3): Bialkowski; Hutchinson, Cooper, M Wallace; Romeo, Williams, Molumby (Woods 81mins), Ferguson (Skalak 90); J Wallace (Thompson 90), Bradshaw (Smith 69), Bennett (Mahoney 81).  Subs: Steele, Pearce, Mitchell, Leonard.  Yellow cards: Bennett, Molumby. 

  • 13:05pm
    Millwall look as though they are playing three up front with Bradshaw being flanked by Jed Wallace and Mason Bennett
  • 13:06pm
    A couple of attacks down the flanks by both sides in the opening minutes but they come to nothing
  • 13:08pm
    Elliot Simoes looks as though he is playing behind Cauley Woodrow and Jacob Brown at the moment
  • 13:11pm
    Millwall are playing three at the back to match Barnsley
  • 13:12pm
    10 Barnsley win a free-kick on the right wing. Alex Mowatt takes. It goes all the way out at the back post after Elliot Simoes cannot quite reach it
  • 13:13pm
    A very quiet start to this game then, both sides feeling their way into the match. It is much more even than last week then, by this time, Barnsley were ahead and had missed a fine chance for 2-0
  • 13:15pm
    Bad news elsewhere for the Reds. Charlton Athletic are 1-0 up at home to QPR and are set to move further clear of the drop zone if that result stays the same. That game started earlier and is nearly at half-time.
  • 13:18pm
    16 Another free-kick for Barnsley about 30 yards from goal. Alex Mowatt to take. This is more central than the last
  • 13:18pm
    16 Mowatt crossed to the back post, Andersen heads across goal but it is cleared. The ball is recycled and Palmer wins another free-kick on the edge of the box on the left
  • 13:19pm
    17 The first shot of the game as Woodrow powers a free-kick from a tight angle on the left and it is tipped over by ex-Red Bartosz Bialkowski
  • 13:20pm
    18 Mowatt's corner is headed clear. This has been a good spell for the Reds who have been the more attacking team so far
  • 13:22pm
    20 Millwall win a free-kick just outside the Barnsley box
  • 13:23pm
    21 Shane Ferguson's free-kick hits the underside of the bar and stays out
  • 13:25pm
    So two free-kicks have been close, one at each end, in the last five minutes
  • 13:26pm
    23 Ferguson now swings in a low free-kick from the left which Murray Wallace heads wide at the front post
  • 13:29pm
    27 Ludewig does well to cut past a defender and shoot but it is headed clear
  • 13:31pm
    Barnsley are using Jacob Brown as a target man at times today and it is working reasonably well. He has won three headers so far to get Barnsley the ball deep in the Lions' half
  • 13:34pm
    32 Shane Ferguson's left foot is causing Barnsley problems at the moment. His corner from the left is just about cleared but, in a game where set pieces seem the main threat, his delivery could be crucial
  • 13:35pm
    34 Barnsley win a corner on the left after good battling by Mowatt and Ritzmaier
  • 13:36pm
    34 Mowatt's corner is massively overhit and Simoes saves it from going out for a throw on the right. Barnsley recycle it with a good move involving Palmer, Simoes and Woodrow before Ritzmaier blazes well over from outside the box
  • 13:39pm
    37 Mason Bennett gets the ball on the left wing, advances then crosses over Walton but Sollbauer turns it behind for a corner
  • 13:40pm
    38 Barnsley head the corner away but Millwall will probably feel they have just about shaded this game so far
  • 13:44pm
    Mowatt just won the ball in a really good position after good pressing by Simoes. Barnsley couldn't make it down as the attack fizzled out down the left. But they will hope to keep rattling their visitors into errors
  • 13:45pm
    44 Good overlapping move by the Reds sees Ben Williams win a corner on the left
  • 13:46pm
    44 Palmer's corner is cleared at the front post
  • 13:47pm
    One minute added time
  • 13:48pm
    HALF-TIME: Barnsley 0, Millwall 0. Very little action in an even first 45 minutes
  • 14:05pm
  • 14:05pm
    Conor Chaplin has replaced Elliot Simoes at half-time for the second successive week
  • 14:09pm
    47 Positive start to the second half for the Reds. Chaplin has a shot blocked in the box then they win a free-kick which Mowatt sends into the goalkeeper's hands with a cross
  • 14:11pm
    50 Alex Mowatt shoots from just outside the box and Bartosz Bialkowski has to jump to his right to save
  • 14:11pm
    Barnsley have had the only two shots on goal so far in this game
  • 14:11pm
    It's starting to rain at Oakwell now
  • 14:14pm
    54 Millwall win a corner on the left. It is swung in and Walton punches away. Another one comes in and Bradshaw has a header which seems to hit his own team-mate Hutchinson when it may have been going in
  • 14:19pm
    Millwall have definitely had the best of the last five minutes or so but the Reds are holding on
  • 14:20pm
    The visitors have had a succession of crosses and corners but Barnsley players have managed to intercept and block every time
  • 14:21pm
    Callum Styles comes on at left wing-back for Marcel Ritzmaier. Barnsley have made two changes and Millwall none
  • 14:22pm
    62 Barnsley win a free-kick on the right, about 25 yards out. Mowatt to take
  • 14:23pm
    63 Mowatt touches the free-kick to Styles whose shot is blocked. Woodrow then lofts the ball to Sollbauer who has a great opportunity on the left of the box but cannot get enough power on the header and Bialkowski saves it
  • 14:25pm
    So that is three shots on target this game, all by Barnsley
  • 14:26pm
    Both sides have had short spells of being on top without really making it count, Barnsley have been on top for the last five minutes or so
  • 14:28pm
    68 Tom Bradshaw is a threat at the near post from corners. Again Jed Wallace takes from the left and again Bradshaw's flicked header is blocked, this time by a Barnsley defender
  • 14:29pm
    Tom Bradshaw now comes off and is replaced by Matt Smith who will be a real threat with his physicality
  • 14:31pm
    Mason Bennett tackles Jacob Brown. The Reds players are furious
  • 14:31pm
    Mason Bennett is the first man in the book this afternoon
  • 14:35pm
    75 It's now four shots on target to nil for Barnsley as Chaplin back heels the ball into Brown's path and het shoots straight at the goalkeeper from the edge of the box on the right
  • 14:35pm
    Cauley Woodrow coming off, Luke Thomas coming on
  • 14:37pm
    77 Murray Wallace now whistles a low shot wide from 25 yards
  • 14:40pm
    80 Barnsley do look slightly the fresher side going into the last ten minutes. Can they find a winner?
  • 14:41pm
    Millwall's Jayson Molumby is replaced by Ryan Woods. Mason Bennett comes off for ex-Red Connor Mahoney
  • 14:43pm
    The big news from elsewhere is that Luton and Charlton have both won today. As it stands, the Reds will be going back to the bottom of the table. A draw will cut the gap to safety to three points but it could widen later when other teams play
  • 14:44pm
    84 Aapo Halme comes on for Romal Palmer
  • 14:45pm
    Into the 85th minute. Will there be a winner?
  • 14:45pm
    85 A Millwall free-kick is headed down but cleared by Halme
  • 14:49pm
    89 Barnsley nearly in as Thomas presses and the ball rolls to Styles in the box, he tries to play it back to Thomas but it is intercepted.
  • 14:49pm
    Looks like Millwall are going to make double change
  • 14:50pm
    Ben Thompson replaces Jed Wallace and Jiri Skalak comes on for Shane Ferguson
  • 14:50pm
    Five added minutes
  • 14:53pm
    90+2 Free-kick for Barnsley on the right. Alex Mowatt takes, it falls to Andersen and his shot from 12 yards is saved by Bialkowski. It was an awkward one for the centre-back and his effort lacked power, easily caught
  • 14:55pm
    90+5 Millwall finally have a shot as Matt Smith's header from a throw is easily saved by Walton
  • 14:56pm
    FULL-TIME: Barnsley 0, Millwall 0