Poyet proud of top-10 finish
Brighton and Hove Albion,
Brighton's Gus Poyet agreed with Barnsley counterpart Keith Hill that the goalless draw at Oakwell was a typical end-of-season game.
It was a largely forgettable game which neither set of players looked particularly interested in playing in, while teenage substitute John Stones had a great chance to steal a win for Barnsley in stoppage time, but put a free header wide from close range.
Poyet said: "We were playing for nothing, so it was no surprise how the game turned out. After the first 45 minutes, I thought the best thing was that were only another 45 minutes to go!
"Everyone got a bit excited towards the end of the season when we were in the top 10. If you said to me at the start of the season that we would be in the top 10 at the end, I would have taken it.
"A lot of the players are playing at this level for the first time so I think we have to be very happy with a top-10 finish.
"We need to improve but it's not going to be easy because there's a race to get the best players. We'll start working very hard now."