Ratings: How Barnsley FC players fared against Reading

HERE are the Barnsley FC player ratings from their home game with Reading on Good Friday at Oakwell.

Reading's Lucas Joao nips in front of Barnsley's Michal Helik. Picture: PA

Collins: Not too much to do, but was beaten by Ejaria's low strike. Being uber-critical, the effort was not right in the corner. 6

Sollbauer: Up against a threat in Ejaria and caught out for the goal. 5

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Helik: He and his fellow defenders will not have been happy with Ejaria's goal. Had a chance at the other end in first half. 6

Andersen: Relieved when Meite did not cash in on his early mistake. 6

Brittain: Probably Barnsley's most dangerous attacker in first half and grazed the crossbar and saw a goalbound shot blocked. Tons of work. 7

Palmer: The young midfielder is what he is. Still a work in progress and brought off before the hour mark for Halme. 5

Mowatt: Stepped up in the absence of Woodrow to steer home a crucial penalty as any good captain worth their salt should. Just. 6

Styles: More vim and vigour than against Sheffield Wednesday, but Reading were wise to his danger, until he won a penalty, that is. His blind pass should have presented Reading with a second, but fates were on his side mercifully. 6

Frieser: Tried to get into dangerous pockets and was persistent and kept at it and carried threat. 6

Woodrow: Tried to drop deep and link play, but got little change out of Reading. Harshly booked for backing in and made way at the break. 5

Adeboyejo: Handed a vote of faith from Ismael in starting his first game since February 17, but did not convince. 5

Substitutes: Dike (Woodrow 45). He and Morris punched their weight and slugged it out toe to toe with Reading. Did not hit the levels of Wedesday and Wycombe, but it's been a long week. Still gave the Reds an energy rush. 6

Morris (Adeboyejo 45). Got into the game and posed problems with his power and pace. Went close to a winner. 7

Halme (Palmer 57). Helped Barnsley reassert themselves in the middle ground. 7

Not used: Walton, J Williams, Chaplin, Sibbick, Oduor, Moon.