Keith Hill named Danny Haynes as a substitute after a week that has seen the striker linked with a move away from Oakwell.
The Lions dominated the possession from the off and their best chance came with 15 minutes gone when Josh McQuoid somehow managed to fire wide from two yards out.
Jimmy Abdou also had a shot saved by Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele and in the second half Paul Robinson just failed to get a telling touch on Hameur Bouazza’s free-kick.
Barnsley lacked any real ambition but managed to hold on for a point to build on their first win of the season at Reading last weekend.
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