There were three changes to the team that lost 1-0 to Scunthorpe United last time out. In came Palmer, Beavon and Cansdell-Sherriff whilst Naylor, Walker and Reilly dropped out.Both sides started the game brightly and the game looked ful of energy, especially when Ivan Toney tried an over head kick from 12 yards but Jon McLaughlin watched it over his bar comfortably.
Barnsley kept up the pressure and again put one over McLaughlin's bar when Hammill provided the cross on the left for Winnall in the middle but his left-footed volley was too high to trouble the Albion stopper.
Burton Albion did step their game uop towards the latter stages of the first half. Lucas Akins did ever so well to keep the ball in down the left before chipping the ball to Calum Butcher on the volley but his effort was well wide.
The Brewers finished the half strongest with Matty Palmer providing a few good delivieries into the box but Barnsley defended well.
HT: Burton Albion 0-0 Barnsley
Both teams emerged from the break unchanged.
Calum Butcher thought he had put the Brewers in front just past the hour mark as Stuart Beavon worked it brilliantly towards goal before laying it off to the Albion midfielder but his shot whistled just wide of Adam Davies' right-hand post.
Nigel Clough made a change with 20 minutes to go. Hamza Choudhury replaced Robbie Weir in a like-for-like swap in midfield.
There was an injury scare with 15 minutes to go as McLaughlin clashed with Toney just outside the area which the Brewers goalkeeper came out worse off. He needed treatment and for a minute it looked as though Bywater was going to make his first Albion appearance.
Nottingham Forest-loanee Tyler Walker was given the final ten minutes of the game as he replaced Stuart Beavon.
Duffy had a great chance which got the Brewers fans on the edge of their seats. He recieved the ball on the left before cutting inside and unleashing his trademark curling effort but Davies parried away to deny him.
FT: Burton Albion 0-0 Barnsley
Ash's man of the match: Tom Flanagan