Barnsley kept their first clean sheet in 14 Championship games in a 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest on Saturday. 
Clear-cut chances were rare, and the Reds felt they should have had at least one penalty, in a fairly even contest against the fourth-bottom side. 
The Reds have not won in five league games while they are 12th in the Championship, six points off the top six and 13 clear of the bottom three. 
Valerien Ismael made two changes from the team that drew with Cardiff City three days earlier. Herbie Kane came in for the injured Romal Palmer in central midfield while Conor Chaplin replaced Victor Adeboyejo in the front three. 
After a quiet first 18 minutes, the hosts had the first big chance of the game as Lewis Grabban was put clean through on goal down the right despite calls for offside but fired wide of the near post from just inside the box. 
Barnsley almost took the lead soon after when Kane's long throw from the left was flicked on and Michal Helik's close-range volley was blocked by the goalkeeper Brice Samba. Barnsley were furious that the referee did not give a penalty for a pull on Helik's shirt with players and staff appealing for a penalty. 
Sammy Ameobi then fired just wide of the bottom right corner from 20 yards out after Anthony Knockaert cut in from the right flank and passed. 
Barnsley were again caught on the counter-attack as Knockaert went through on the break following a Reds free-kick but, one-on-one with Collins, he chose to square to Grabban who netted but was given offside. 
Gaetan Bong then volleyed over on the left of the penalty area after a corner was half-cleared. 
Barnsley started the first half well with Callum Brittain volleying wide of the bottom left corner from just outside the box then Kane saw a deflected strike from a similar distance fly just wide of the top right corner. 
Ismael brought on Adeboyejo and Carlton Morris for Frieser and Chaplin on the hour-mark, then Michael Sollbauer replaced Sibbick minutes later. 
Woodrow almost put his team in front with a header six yards out from a good Brittain cross but it was just too close to Samba who made a fine save. 
Forest had their first shot on target in the 72nd minute when Bong's cross from the left was met by Ameobi 12 yards out but the header was straight at Collins. Knockaert then met a Cyrus Christie cross on the left of the six-yard box and sent the ball agonisingly across the face on goal. 
Barnsley (3-4-3): Collins; Sibbick (Sollbauer 64mins), Helik, Andersen; Brittain, Mowatt, Kane (J Williams 85), Styles; Chaplin (Morris 60), Woodrow, Frieser (Adeboyejo 60). Unused: Walton, Schmidt, Oduor, Miller, Omar. Yellow cards: Kane, Helik. 
Forest (4-2-3-1): Samba; Christie, Worrall, Figueiredo (Mbe Soh 90+4), Bong; Sow (Bachirou 58mins), Cafu; Ameobi, Krovinovic, Knockaert (Mighten 85); Grabban.
Unused: Smith, Freeman, Jenkinson, Olley, Blackett, Taylor. Yellow cards: Bong. 
AS IT HAPPENED
  • 3:00pm
    GAME UNDERWAY
  • 3:02pm
    2 Kane long throw cleared and Brittain's 35-yard shot is easily blocked
  • 3:05pm
    5 minutes in. Quiet start. Barnsley look pretty lively on the ball, trying to get it forward quickly as usual. They have settled fairly well
  • 3:06pm
    6 Knockaert's free-kick from the right wing is headed by Joe Worrall but Styles clears
  • 3:09pm
    10 Frieser's long throw cleared for a corner
  • 3:10pm
    10 Kane's right-wing corner is cleared
  • 3:13pm
    13 minutes gone and no chances, barely an attack so far. Barnsley have had more of the ball in better areas and the only corner
  • 3:16pm
    Not a good watch so far. Lots of aimless long balls from each side being cut out by the defences
  • 3:18pm
    18 First big chance of the game goes to the hosts. Some decent passing lets Grabban get behind the Reds high line and go clean through on the right but he fires wide of the right post
  • 3:19pm
    Barnsley thought Grabban was offside then. That all came from Styles gambling and going too far forward, leaving Barnsley exposed on that side
  • 3:22pm
    22 Big moment, A long throw from Frieser on the left leaves to Helik having a shot blocked from close range. It looked as though Helik was pulled back and the visitors wanted a penalty
  • 3:22pm
    23 Kane's corner on the left is cleared by the first man
  • 3:27pm
    So another refereeing decision goes against the Reds. But they have to shrug it off and keep going. They have been on top since Grabban's big chance
  • 3:30pm
    Barnsley lacking quality with their passes forward. Brittain's cross from the right a few minutes ago was skied then Styles has just been wayward with two passes
  • 3:31pm
    31 Decent chance for the hosts. Knockaert comes inside from the right and plays the ball to Sammy Ameobi who 20-yard shot is just wide of the bottom right corner
  • 3:35pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Gaetan Bong gets the first yellow card of the game after a late challenge on Conor Chaplin
  • 3:36pm
    34 Barnsley's free-kick is cleared. Forest counter-attack again. Knockaert is clean through but chooses to pass to Grabban who is offside as he puts it in the net
  • 3:38pm
    Barnsley's high line being exposed a few times by the pacy Forest attack but they have not been punished yet
  • 3:39pm
    39 Forest corner on the right is headed clear then Bong fires well over on the left on the volley
  • 3:43pm
    Just a few minutes left in this half. Ismael will probably be happy to get them in at half-time and re-organise a bit. Forest have shaded this half and missed some real chances
  • 3:46pm
    One added minute
  • 3:47pm
    HALF-TIME: Nottingham Forest 0, Barnsley 0. Forest have shaded the chances but the Reds could easily have been given a penalty for a foul on Michal Helik in the 22nd minute
  • 4:03pm
    SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
  • 4:05pm
    47 Alex Mowatt tries to replicate his predecessor as Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane in 2017 here and volley in from 30 yards but slices it well wide
  • 4:08pm
    Solid start to the second half for the Reds. They have had the few attacks of the second half without creating a chance
  • 4:09pm
    52 Callum Brittain tries to score his first Barnsley goal as he chests the ball down 25 yards out but volleys wide of the bottom left corner
  • 4:10pm
    53' Kane's shot is deflected just wide of the top left corner
  • 4:11pm
    53 Styles' corner caught by the goalkeeper
  • 4:13pm
    A good first ten minutes of the first half for the visitors
  • 4:13pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Herbie Kane is the first Barnsley man in the book
  • 4:15pm
    The injured Samba Sow comes off injured, with Fouad Bachirou coming on
  • 4:17pm
    Chaplin and Frieser replaces by Morris and Adeboyejo
  • 4:17pm
    That change will beef up the Reds front three and give the hosts something different to think about
  • 4:18pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Michal Helik booked for sliding in on Grabban when he was running through on the left
  • 4:21pm
    63 big chance for the Reds, Woodrow rises to meet Brittain's cross from the right but his header is well saved by Samba
  • 4:21pm
    Sollbauer on for Sibbick
  • 4:22pm
    64 Corner from the right flicked on at near post by Andersen but header behind at back post. Next corner, the referee sees a Barnsley foul and gives a home free-kick
  • 4:25pm
    68 Mowatt's left wing corner is pushed out at his near post by Samba
  • 4:27pm
    Midway through the second half. Still 0-0. Barnsley far, far better after the break. They have had all the chances so far in the second half, the best falling to Woodrow who put his header too close to Samba who made a top save. The Reds passing more up the pitch and it's working
  • 4:30pm
    72 Forest's first shot on target. Bong's cross from the left is headed by Ameobi ten yards out but it is straight to Collins
  • 4:34pm
    76 Another decent Forest chance. Christie's cross from the right is met by Knockaert on the left of the six-yard box but he plays the ball across the face off goal and out
  • 4:35pm
    79 Forest corner on the right. Headed out by Helik for another corner which is cleared
  • 4:40pm
    Seven minutes left here. Will there be a winner?
  • 4:43pm
    Jordan Williams coming on for Herbie Kane. Callum Styles will go into the middle and Williams at left wing-back
  • 4:46pm
    89 Forest corner on the left. Krovinovic takes. Woodrow slices the first clearance then Styles get it away
  • 4:48pm
    Four added minutes
  • 4:48pm
    Neither side has really threatened in the last few minutes. But there may be late drama
  • 4:50pm
    Tobias Figueiredo down with a facial injury so we will play longer than four minutes
  • 4:51pm
    Tobias Figueiredo replaced by Mbe Soh
  • 4:52pm
    90+5 Mowatt's corner headed clear, put back in and headed behind for another corner
  • 4:53pm
    90+6 Mowatt's corner goes in but the referee gives a foul by Barnsley
  • 4:54pm
    FULL-TIME: Nottingham Forest 0, Barnsley 0.