NIGEL Clough named an unchanged side to the team that lost 2-0 away at Leeds last time out in the Championship.Burton were frightened early on in the game when a long ball up field wasn't dealt with by the defence which left Adam Armstrong through on goal with just Jon McLaughlin to beat, but his shot only found its way into the stand behind the goal, somehow.
The former-Coventry City man had another great chance with not even ten minutes played when he pounced on a spilled ball inside the box but his shot was blocked brilliantly by John Brayford.
Nigel Clough was dealt an early blow when Jamie Ward had to brought off with what looked like a dislocated wrist, he was repalced by Tom Flanagan whilst Lucas Akins moved into the position left vacant by Ward.
The best chance of the half fell to Chris O'Grady who curled an effort towards goal from the edge of the box which was well saved by Adam Davies in the Barnsley goal, Lloyd Dyer followed up the shot but he was flagged offside.
Barnsley were limited to long range effort towards the latter stages of the first half, but they nearly came out on top when Ryan Kent left fly from the edge of the area but it just curled wide of McLaughlin's left-hand post.
Half time - Burton Albion 0-0 Barnsley
Burton came out of the traps quickly in the second half as Palmer brought down Turner's cross on the edge of the box before laying it off to O'Grady who saw his shot well saved by Davies, and not for the first time.
The Brewers should have been ahead just minutes into the second half when Chris O'Grady pulled the ball back across the face of goal but Tom Flanagan, who was open at the back post, missed the target with his effort.
Barnsley could have been two or three goals behind if it wasn't for Adam Davies. The away goalkeeper made a great double save on the hour mark first to deny Lee Williamson before recovering well to save from O'Grady inside the area.
Lee Williamson was replaced in midfield by Tom Naylor with just over 20 minutes of the game to play.
The end-to-end game was very nearly opened up when Ben Turner got his head on Matty Palmer's corner but his effort was cleared off the line.
Adam Davies came to Barnsley's rescue late on in the game as Stuart Beavon flicked on Lloyd Dyer's cross from point-blank range but the goalkeeper blocked it for a corner.
FT - Burton Albion 0-0 Barnsley
Attednance - 4,913
Ash's man of the match - John Brayford