THE Reds were held to a 1-1 draw in the South Yorkshire derby on Saturday.

Having come off the back of a much-needed 3-2 win against Middlesbrough, David Flitcroft's side started well against Sheffield Wednesday and took the lead through Marcus Pedersen with a powerful volley in the 16th minute.

David Perkins maybe should have added a second for the Reds after the half-time interval, but fired his shot over the bar.

Owls boss Dave Jones sent on Atdhe Nuhiu and the Austrian made an immediate impact in the entertaining derby, his deflected shot being pushed away by Jack Butland.

The keeper, on loan from Stoke, couldn't do anything about Matty Fryatt's thumping equaliser from the edge of the box.

"We're growing into the season," said Barnsley boss David Flitcroft. "I'm pleased we're getting better and finding some momentum.

"We did the game plan and it completely worked, the moment we have not focused allowed Sheffield Wednesday to get in.

"I was desperate for a clean sheet and it's disappointing - the quality of Pedersen's goal should win the football match."

Barnsley remain in the Championship's relegation zone, with nine points from 15 games. Next up for the Reds is a trip to mid-table Ipswich Town on Friday evening.