THE Reds returned from a long away trip empty handed last night after a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

Barnsley had made a strong start with Chris O'Grady and Steven Dawson striking the same post in the first half.

However, a 78th-minute goal from Mark Pugh for the home side sealed the points and sent Barnsley to their fifth defeat in seven Championship matches.

"I told the players to give it everything and they have done," said David Flitcroft. "They put everything I asked of them into a football match and it wasn't good enough to get anything out of the game.

"Certainly in the first half I was delighted with the way we played and in the second half they got on top of us and we couldn't stop them at times.

"I can't ask anything more from that group of players - they work hard for each other and give it everything."

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