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Barnsley and Cardiff City played out a goalless draw in a scrappy game at Oakwell, with a lack of exciting action.

There were hardly any chances for both teams, but Barnsley did create the better opportunities out of the two sides, with Neil Warnock making a lot of changes to his side. Barnsley were on the front foot straight away, with Adam Hammill having a shot deflected narrowly wide. There was a scramble for the resultant corner, but the ball was cleared.

Cardiff goalkeeper Allan McGregor required treatment for a leg injury after colliding Marley Watkins, but carried on despite his obvious discomfort. Barnsley’s keeper Adam Davies was hardly tested, with Cardiff limited to a Kenneth Zohore shot from 25 yards out which went over the bar.

McGregor didn’t come back out for the second half, with Brian Murphy replacing him. He was forced into action early on in the second half, making a double save to deny Saidy Janko and Matt James. He also saved from Josh Scowen.

Sol Bamba, who was already on a yellow card, could count himself lucky for not getting another one for a foul on Barnsley’s Tom Bradshaw. But, he did suffer an injury and had to be substituted. The closest Cardiff came was when Davies raced off his line to thwart Zohore. Anthony Pilkington’s late strike went over a bar, after receiving the ball from Joe Bennett following a free-kick.

City remain in 14th place, a point below Barnsley, who are in 13th. The Bluebirds have only won one in seven. Next up for City they are at home to Brentford on the 8 April.