The Reds continued their run of decent away results this season and remain unbeaten away from Oakwell.
All of Barnsley’s 5 points so far this season have come in games away from home and whilst a win at Millwall never looked on the cards as the game progressed, Keith Hill’s side were good value for their point.
It was only due to the loan signings of Danny Drinkwater and Cameron Park that Hill was able to name five substitutes without having to call upon talent from the academy. The likes of Craig Davies, Ricardo Vaz Te and Miles Addison, who have featured heavily so far, were unavailable due to injury with Danny Haynes left on the bench after supposedly becoming unsettled by the interest shown in him by several of Barnsley’s Championship rivals.
After saving two penalties last week against Reading, Luke Steele has started the season in excellent form and remained alert to the Millwall attackers throughout the game at The New Den with the only hairy moment coming towards the end of the game when Paul Robinson only just failed to divert Hameur Bouazza’s set-piece into the Barnsley goal.
The Reds go into the international break high on confidence with four points collected from two difficult away fixtures but will be hoping that home form improves a week on Saturday against Leicester City.
Barnsley fans have become somewhat used to the fact that, in previous seasons, the team has been one of the worst in the division away from home, yet one of the better sides at Oakwell. To be fair to Keith Hill and his side, the two teams who have visited Oakwell in the league so far, Middlesbrough and Southampton, have made excellent starts to the season and are sure to be in the promotion mix at the end of the season.