Markus Schopp is 'happy' with a point against visitors Birmingham City on Saturday and praised his team's character as he admitted: 'they hurt us more than we hurt them.'

Callum Styles' long-range screamer put the Reds ahead after six minutes but Birmingham levelled before half-time then missed a series of chances to win it.

Head coach Schopp said: "We are happy we have one point more. In the second half, they hurt us more than we hurt them.

"Birmingham are really really tough to compete with. When we played how we wanted, we were dangerous but we struggled when we adapted to how the other team played.

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"But it was not easy when the other team has so many set pieces and it breaks the rhythm. We have to adapt and defend.

"It is a never a question of character and attitude. My team puts everything on the pitch which is awesome."

Toby Sibbick made an error for City's goal. Schopp said: "We gifted too easy a goal.

"We defended well the first long throw then defended the second ball badly. We invested so much and we can't give away so easy goals."

Goal-scorer Styles said: "We started the game strong, took the lead but conceded a sloppy goal. We lost a bit of control of the game and they had a lot of chances. We're happy with the point but we could have done more to see the win out. We will work on doing that and not conceding silly, soft goals like today."

Styles fired a fine shot into the top left corner from outside the box, with an assist from Clarke Oduor. Schopp said: "I am happy he scored. We know when the ball is on his left foot he is always dangerous. It was an awesome goal. But I am pleased with how we got to the goal, with Clarky driving in the right way. We should take much more from a start like this."

In the end, Barnsley had to rely on goalkeeper Brad Collins making some good saves.

Schopp said: "Brad did an awesome job. He kept us in the game with big saves. He is a big support for us in the defence. He gives us what we need."

Schopp said his decision to omit Devante Cole and Herbie Kane from the matchday squad was 'technical.'

He is hoping to bring in a left wing-back and central midfielder, preferably a more experienced one, before Tuesday's transfer deadline.

"Experienced players can help in small moments of the game. But this is only my interpretation of the situation.

"We want to find the right players who can really help us. It must be a player who fits the profile and can help us. It is a process which is going on. A couple more days and then we'll know how we go in the next couple of months."