BARNSLEY were left frustrated following a 0-0 draw away at Bristol Rovers.

Michael Duff made one change from their 4-1 thrashing against Derby County last week, with Jon Russell replacing Luca Connell.

Both teams pressed well from the start with Joey Barton’s team setting the pace, but the first real chance didn’t come until the 10th minute when a Nicky Cadden cross found Liam Kitching in the box.

His header went wide of the Rovers’ goal, but he should have done better as he found himself free in the box.

Two home players were booked inside the first 11 minutes, with Finley and Marquis both booked for late challenges on Cadden and Mads Andersen.

Rovers were the dominant side in the first quarter of the game - though they didn’t test Harry Isted until the 23rd minute when Quansah’s header was collected calmly by the Reds’ loanee ‘keeper.

Ex-Manchester City forward Scott Sinclair should have scored the opening goal in the 25th minute, but his effort was high and wide - despite finding himself all alone in the Barnsley box.

Barnsley remained on the back foot until five minutes before half time, with Russell booked in the 35th minute.

Andersen was also booked before the break, as the referee brandished four yellows in the first half.

A quick free-kick from Bobby Thomas found Norwood who tapped it down to Kane, but his effort was straight at the goalie.

From that corner, a scramble in the six yard box saw Kitching almost give Barnsley the lead, but his header was tapped over by Belshaw.

Both sides went into the break frustrated at 0-0.

Isted made a great save two minutes into the second half from Quansah, and from the following corner Cadden deflected a cross behind.

The hosts continued to dominate until the 60th minute when Cole came close to giving Barnsley the lead.

He appealed for a penalty after he was pulled to the ground by Belshaw, but the referee waved the appeal away.

Duff made four subs in the 72nd minute to influence the game, with Max Watters, Slobadan Tedic, Luke Thomas and Josh Benson entering the field.

Cole, James Norwood, Herbie Kane and Jon Russell were replaced.

Just minutes later and the Reds nearly took the lead as Tedic's cross was deflected onto the crossbar by Sam Finley.

With ten minutes to play Adam Phillips had a half-chance as Tedic headed the ball into his path - but his effort was straight into Belshaw's hands.

Duff's side continued to try and get the winner late on, with Tedic, Benson and Kitching all having efforts on goal in a short spell.

Despite the constant pressure from the away side in the final few minutes, the game ended 0-0.