Harambee Star Clarke Oduor was unused as his team Barnsley drew 0-0 with their hosts Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
The Tykes came into the match as favourites owing to their good form against their opponents. They had collected three wins in a row in all competitions.
In the last meeting in the league, Barnsley had collected a 2-0 win owing to strikes from Callum Styles and Cauley Woodrow in the 85th and 88th minutes respectively.
The Reds had to wait until the 18th minute to pose a serious threat to the opponents. Captain Lewis Grabban raced clear, beating the offside trap but his shot did little to trouble the goalkeeper as it was way off target.
In the 24th minute, the visitors thought they had won a penalty when Michal Helik was dragged down in his bid to reach a loose ball in the danger zone, but the referee was not interested.
The hosts had a massive chance to find the back of the net after the half an hour mark when Anthony Knockaert cut in from the right and managed to pick Sammy Ameobi in a good area. However, the latter missed the target.
Forest thought they had scored in the 36th minute when Knockaert went past his marker, and instead of shooting, he passed the ball to his captain who banged home. But his celebrations were cut short by the offside flag.
After the break, the Colliers had another chance in the 52nd minute. This time around, their hosts failed to clear a dangerous ball, it fell to Callum Brittain who failed to find the target from 12-yards.
A minute later, Herbie Kane had another opportunity to get an opening goal but his fierce strike was tipped over by the goalkeeper for an unfruitful corner.
Another clear chance once again fell to Barnsley, this time around from a set-piece. The ball fell to unmarked Cauley Woodrow in the danger zone but he failed to beat Samba from six yards.
After the draw, Barnsley are in 12th position with 36 points from 27 games, while Forest are in the 21st position with 26 points but from 26 matches.