Bristol City: Sub Steve Davies takes responsibility
SUBSTITUTE Steve Davies took personal responsibility for City's failure to muster an equaliser and rescue at least a point at Oakwell.
Introduced as a second-half replacement for Stephen Pearson, the £300,000 signing from Derby County certainly made his presence felt in only his third appearance for his new club.
Quick and strong, the forward created a number of goal-scoring opportunities for himself and could easily have had a hat-trick.
Davies hit the bar with a free-kick, but was most upset with the header that flew inches wide shortly after he his arrival on the pitch.
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He said: "I'm bitterly disappointed not to have scored a goal for Bristol City yet.
"I scored 12 goals in 26 games in the Championship last season and at least seven of them came from headers like that one.
"It was a great cross from Greg Cunningham and I've got in front of my man and should have put the chance away."
He added: "The most important thing is for me to keep getting into those positions and I, if I do, I know the goals will come.
"But I'm frustrated that I have not taken my chances in this game, because there was no way we should have lost that game.
"We were all sitting in the dressing room afterwards looking at one another and scratching our heads.
"But that is the league we are in and these things can happen in the Championship. We scored eight in the last two games and could have had another three or four here.
"But you have to take your chances at this level and, if you don't, you tend to be punished."
City manager Derek McInnes shared his striker's frustration, but was more concerned by the goal his side conceded early in the second half.
He admitted: "For all our dominance at the end, we cannot forget that we gave away a cheap goal.
"We allowed one cross to go into the box in the second half and left their player unmarked to score from a free header. We cannot hide that fact and that is why we are so disappointed.
"It gave them something to hang on to and galvanised them when they went down to ten men.
"You have to credit Barnsley, because they showed a lot of fight and spirit."