Pre-season preparations stepped up some more at Stocksbridge Park Steels this evening with the Reds being held to a goalless draw at the Look Local Stadium.
It was certainly a defender’s night with forwards from both sides spurning glorious opportunities – but, as both sides know, the result is futile in pre-season.
Reds fans got a glimpse of Brad Kilburn at right-back towards the end, as well as witnessing a full, and impressive, 90 minutes from left-back Matty Steade. And recent addition Toni Silva certainly impressed the Reds faithful with his direct and skillful play.
Mido fired two efforts wide in the first period from 20 yards and also had the ball in the net only to see the flag raised on the far side.
After the break youngster Reuben Noble-Lazarus and Danny Rose were introduced and both arguably should have broken the net, and the deadlock with a chance apiece.
Watch out for highlights soon on Barnsley Player.
Reds Starting XI: Alnwick, Steade, Wiseman, Foster, Edwards, Hassell, Clark, Trialist, Silva, Trialist, Mido.