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Rotherham United 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Richard Wood
Rotherham's Richard Wood has not scored since 6 April 2015

Rotherham and Nottingham Forest battled to a goalless draw to move both clubs closer to Championship survival.

Millers centre-back Richard Wood missed a succession of headers, his closest hitting the crossbar from close range.

Ryan Mendes was the stand-out player for Forest, firing narrowly wide in the first half before twice forcing goalkeeper Lee Camp into good saves.

Both sides remain nine points clear of the relegation zone with four games left after MK Dons' draw at Preston.

The draw halts a run of four straight losses for the visitors, with Rotherham making it nine league games unbeaten.

However, Wood's failure to take one of five presentable headed opportunities will disappoint Neil Warnock as his side missed the opportunity to leapfrog their opposition.

Rotherham have now drawn seven successive games against Nottingham Forest at home in the league, with their last win coming way back in September 1956.

Rotherham manager Neil Warnock:

"It's a cracking point and both sides will argue that they should have won. A point probably suits both teams in the situation that we are both in.

"Tactically we were slightly amiss in the first half but we were more dominant in the second.

"You look at their squad on paper and why they're down there with us I will never know."

Nottingham Forest caretaker manager Paul Williams:

"I've been trying to focus on the performances and apart from the Brentford game we've been slowly building blocks.

"We played some really good stuff today and I've told the players we've got to keep going now.

"There was some good play from the players and Ryan (Mendes) had a few chances to get us the points but I think on the whole a draw might be fair."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 12Kelly
  • 5BroadfootBooked at 6mins
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 15Halford
  • 17Ward
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forNewellat 80'minutes
  • 33Smallwood
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forWardat 78'minutes
  • 50Best

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 9Ward
  • 11Green
  • 16Richardson
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 22Newell
  • 30Kenny

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Mills
  • 13Fox
  • 3Jokic
  • 22Gardner
  • 32Tesche
  • 15Mendes da Graça
  • 10Lansbury
  • 38Osborn
  • 23BlackstockBooked at 90minsSubstituted forO'Gradyat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Cohen
  • 18Macheda
  • 24Vaughan
  • 26Evtimov
  • 29O'Grady
  • 35Burke
  • 42Worrall
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
11,503

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Attempt missed. Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris O'Grady replaces Dexter Blackstock.

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Ward (Rotherham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Greg Halford (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Booking

Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Mendes (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Newell.

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Lee Frecklington.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Danny Ward replaces Matt Derbyshire.

Hand ball by Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Best (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Matt Mills.

Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Best.

Foul by Bojan Jokic (Nottingham Forest).

Leon Best (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) header from very close range misses to the right.

Richard Wood (Rotherham United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Richard Smallwood with a cross.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Leon Best.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough42267959273285
2Burnley422314566343283
3Brighton422215563392481
4Hull4121101058302873
5Derby422013961382373
6Sheff Wed421815961421969
7Cardiff421616105244864
8Ipswich421613134848061
9Birmingham421611154743459
10Preston421415134040057
11QPR421317125248456
12Leeds421315144452-854
13Brentford41158185862-453
14Wolves421314154954-553
15Reading421312174851-351
16Huddersfield421310195659-349
17Bristol City421212184665-1948
18Blackburn421114173942-347
19Nottm Forest421114173643-747
20Fulham421114176372-947
21Rotherham42138215164-1347
22MK Dons42911223560-2538
23Charlton42812223773-3636
24Bolton42414243978-3926
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