THE Reds came away with a hard-fought point at Yorkshire rivals Leeds in Danny Wilson's first game back in charge.
Wilson made an encouraging start to his second spell in charge of the Tykes, who restricted high-flying Leeds to a goalless draw in the derby watched by over 31,000 at Elland Road.
Barnsley, who have lost eight of their previous 10 away matches, almost took the lead when Marcus Tudgay managed to hold off a weak challenge from Leeds defender Marius Zaliukas before shooting wide.
After Tudgay's 84th-minute red card for his two-footed tackle on Zaliukas, the away side held on resolutely for a deserved point.
"It was a very good performance," said Danny Wilson. "For large parts of the first half we played really well after our keeper had made a good save.
"We made some chances and if one of them had gone in it would have given us an even bigger incentive.
"We had to defend in great numbers, which is to be expected when you come to Leeds.
"Brian McDermott has put a good team together and there is no doubt in my mind that they will be right up there come the end of the season."
Next up for the Reds is a home game against Bolton on Boxing Day.