A third game in a week, and the weather, all played a part in a dull draw between Barnsley and Rovers, according to Reds boss Markus Schopp.

Schopp spoke ahead of the game that he felt Rovers had an advantage going into the Oakwell clash given that their game with Hull City came 24 hours before Barnsley’s draw at Stoke City.

And Schopp felt a third game in a week, on a sun-soaked afternoon, contributed to a game which lacked in quality and clear-cut openings.

He said: "I think it was not a good game from both sides. It was the third game in a week for us, but I'll not use this as an excuse. Even the weather probably had a bit of an impact.

"We needed an opener for the game and Clarke Oduor had a big chance for us, but it didn't happen.

"We had a bit more chances than them, but they were really, really dangerous in the transition moments and we gave too many easy balls away. Fortunately, we defended well.

"In the second half we had more but it didn't work out. It's all about knowing what we have to do better, and we know that we can do a lot better.”

Barnsley have now drawn five of their opening eight matches, with just one win to their name, though Schopp is hoping his stretched squad will be boosted by the returns of Liam Kitching and Josh Benson in the coming days.

"A couple of players will be coming back next week so the competition will be getting bigger.

"We have to take this point, but we wanted to take more.”