"I think we deserved that draw because of the way we played in the second half. Having said that I thought our first half display was absolutely diabolical.
"We showed character and passed the ball better in the second half. We got amongst them and you really do not want to start a new year with a first half performance like that.
"That was not acceptable and we made sure there would be no repeat at half time. We got a reaction in the second half.
"We deserved that penalty. We have had it happen to us in the last few weeks so we know how horrible it feels. We got out of jail really with that and there were times when the game looked like going against us.
"It is a well earned point away from home and we have one on the board in 2008. We looked dead and buried but the lads came back and stuck in there.
"It is a good platform to build from and a good point. We can take a lot from that second half although our first half was an absolute disgrace. We can build on that second 45 minutes".
Simon was talking to www.barnsleyfc.co.uk