Barnsley ended a run of five successive away defeats with this point, but they have only won one of their last 10 matches on the road.
This was Barnsley’s first draw away from Oakwell in 11; their last stalemate away was a 0-0 draw at Reading in February.
It is also their first draw of the season, ending their longest start to a campaign without a stalemate since 2008-2009.
The Reds are unbeaten in four meetings with Preston now and have lost only one of their past five trips to Deepdale (W3 D1 L1)
Barnsley have though kept just one clean sheet from their 28 visits to Deepdale and that was in a FA Cup tie in 1935. They have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five visits.
Brad Potts equaliser just three minutes after Preston had taken the lead was the first goal the Lilywhites have conceded at home in 2017-2018 and was the 23 year old midfielder’s first goal since the League Two Play-Off final in May.
Preston meanwhile have not scored more than one goal in any league game this season.
It is the first time since the 1st April draw with Sheffield Wednesday that Barnsley have conceded the first goal and avoided defeat (conceded first on three occasions since)
There were three minutes between the goals, the shortest amount of time between a Barnsley goal and an opponent’s since the 4th March when there were two minutes between Matty James putting The Reds in front at Derby and Tom Ince equalising.
Alex Neil played 132 times for Barnsley between 2000 and 2004, this was the second time he has faced them as a manager and he is yet to win (lost 2-1 with Norwich last season)Top of Form