Nottingham Forest 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Karl Darlow

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.

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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3525553580
2Burnley36201332873
3Derby3618991763
4QPR3518981563
5Wigan34177101458
6Nottm Forest36141571457
7Reading361511101556
8Brighton35151191156
9Ipswich36131211451
10Blackburn35131012-149
11Watford351212111148
12Bournemouth35121013-746
13Middlesbrough36101511645
14Leeds3512815-344
15Huddersfield3612816-344
16Sheff Wed35101213142
17Bolton3691314-640
18Blackpool3691116-2138
19Birmingham3691017-837
20Doncaster3691017-2237
21Millwall3671118-3032
22Charlton3261115-1729
23Yeovil357820-2229
24Barnsley3561118-3129
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