Apr 6, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace
0-0
Barnsley

Jedinak (26'), Williams (76')
FT

Dawson (25'), Hassell (61'), Steele (80'), Perkins (87'), O'Brien (90')

Ian Holloway disappointed with Crystal Palace draw

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway applauds fans before kick-off on February 16, 2013
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Ian Holloway says that he cannot fault Crystal Palace's performance despite a goalless draw with Barnsley.

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has expressed his disappointment in the wake of his side's goalless draw with Barnsley on Saturday.

The Eagles failed to find a way past the visitors and were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park against the Championship minnows.

Despite failing to win, Holloway insists that he cannot fault the effort of his players.

"It was a bit surreal before the game but it's a mountain out of a molehill. But I'm just disappointed for the lads really," Holloway told the club's official Twitter page. "If we get a goal, it changes everything. With those stats and that display we deserved one but it wasn't to be.

"The disappointment is a horrible thing, it gets in your soul. We grew into the game and some of the play was good but [it] didn't drop. The game's are slipping away and we wanted something better than this. But I can't ask much more, other than sticking the ball in the net.

"The lads want it so bad. It's a wonderful club and a wonderful place but you also need a little bit of luck on your side. We've got to take it in small steps now. We need to get on a better run and the people timing those runs are normally successful."

Palace remain fourth in the Championship table but eight points off an automatic promotion spot.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway applauds fans before kick-off on February 16, 2013
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