Nottingham Forest's poor run of form continued as they were held to a goalless draw by struggling Doncaster.

The visitors were frustrated by home goalkeeper Karl Darlow, who blocked shots from Ritchie Wellens, James Coppinger and Mark Duffy.

Forest's best chances came late on when Radoslaw Majewski's powerful 25-yard shot was saved by Sam Johnstone, before substitute Matt Derbyshire headed over.

Billy Davies's side have now failed to win in seven games in all competitions.

Doncaster await away win

  • Doncaster have now not won any of their last 14 away games, losing 10. Their last win away from home was 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday on 28 September.

Forest remain in the Championship play-off places, but drop to sixth having taken just two league points from their last six fixtures.

Davies was able to take his place on the touchline after serving two games of a five-match ban as he has appealed against the rest of the punishment.

However, he would have been unhappy as Doncaster, who remain 20th, created numerous opportunities to open the scoring.

But they were repeatedly frustrated by Darlow to keep the scores level.

Yet Majewski nearly won it for the hosts late on as his spectacular volley produced a fine save from Johnstone, before substitute Derbyshire should have hit the target with his header.

Nottingham Forest assistant manager David Kelly:

"We are frustrated with the result. In the first 20 minutes we were on top, we created some good chances and we were disappointed not to have got the three points.

"But the good thing about the Championship is that we have a fantastic game coming up next weekend at Derby."

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov:

"We are delighted to take a point and a clean sheet, but part of me is slightly disappointed not to take the win.

"They are a top team in this division, but some of the football we played was fantastic. We created numerous chances."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 15 Halford (Derbyshire - 73' )
  • 13 Fox Booked
  • 14 Greening
  • 16 Lascelles
  • 05 Collins
  • 21 Paterson
  • 18 Jara
  • 31 Cox (Henderson - 66' )
  • 28 Majewski
  • 11 Reid (Mackie - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Moussi
  • 09 Henderson
  • 12 Mackie
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 29 de Vries
  • 32 Gomis
  • 39 Abdoun

Doncaster Rovers

  • 33 Johnstone Booked
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 03 Husband
  • 18 Keegan
  • 02 Quinn
  • 20 Méité
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 19 Wellens
  • 09 Brown Booked
  • 10 Sharp
  • 07 Duffy Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Furman
  • 12 McCullough
  • 13 Maxted
  • 21 De Val
  • 22 Robinson
  • 31 Stevens
  • 34 Bowery
Ref: Eddie Ilderton
Att: 27,402

Match Stats

Shots

14 13

On target

7 3

Corners

8 6

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

90:00 +3:32 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

90:00 +1:32 Booking

Booking Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:08

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +0:39

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Husband.

88:55

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

88:47

Attempt saved. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

87:35

Attempt missed. David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Billy Sharp.

86:30

Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross.

86:18

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

85:07

Attempt saved. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Greening.

85:06 Booking

Booking Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

84:36

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:36

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

82:19

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Husband.

79:44

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

79:42

Attempt saved. James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Sharp.

77:56

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Sam Johnstone tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

77:09

Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a set piece situation.

76:26

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

76:26

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:30

Foul by Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest).

75:30

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:53

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

72:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Greg Halford.

71:25

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Coppinger.

70:13

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Mark Duffy.

69:06

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Husband.

68:14 Booking

Booking Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

68:02

Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:02

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

67:27

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

67:26

Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

66:42

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

66:42

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:07

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Cotterill.

65:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson replaces Simon Cox.

61:20

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Mackie tries a through ball, but Greg Halford is caught offside.

59:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Mackie replaces Andy Reid.

58:59

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Coppinger.

57:07

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Halford.

53:46

Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

51:36

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

51:36

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:28

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Quinn tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

49:42

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:42

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

48:23

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46:27

Attempt missed. James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by David Cotterill following a corner.

46:01

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gonzalo Jara.

45:00

Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:08

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by James Husband.

42:00

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

39:33

Attempt missed. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

37:29

Attempt missed. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross following a set piece situation.

36:40

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:40

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

34:27

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Radoslaw Majewski.

34:21

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

34:20

Attempt saved. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a headed pass.

33:05

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

33:05

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:39

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

32:39

Abdoulaye Méité (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:07

Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:07

Foul by Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers).

31:18

Attempt missed. David Cotterill (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Richard Wellens.

28:29 Booking

Booking Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:20

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

28:20

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:58

Attempt missed. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

26:12

Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:12

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

21:24

Attempt saved. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simon Cox.

20:41

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Andy Reid tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

19:38

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

19:31

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

19:11

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

19:04

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

15:04

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

14:29

Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:29

Foul by Billy Sharp (Doncaster Rovers).

13:15

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:15

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

3:22

Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Halford with a cross.

2:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

1:27

Delay in match Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

0:45

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

0:45

Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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