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Summary

  1. Blackburn unbeaten in eight games (W4, D4)
  2. Forest now unbeaten in four games
  3. Blackburn 11th in table, Forest 15th
  4. Second 0-0 between the sides in 61 meetings

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By Nabil Hassan

All times stated are UK

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Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

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Still to come

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

We're nearly done for the night but there's plenty more to come this week with live text commentaries of Tuesday's action plus Hull v Reading (Wednesday), Wolves v Leeds (Thursday) and Birmingham v Cardiff (Friday). 

Meanwhile, Paul Lambert tells Sky Sports he felt his side deserved three points for their first-half performance and vows to add to the squad in January with the transfer embargo being lifted. 

Match report

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Blackburn Rovers extended their unbeaten Championship run to eight games after being held to a goalless draw by Nottingham Forest.  

Read the rest of Steve Marshall's match report here. 

Story of the game in stats

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

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Reaction

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

"We had a few chances and a good spell in the first half but the draw is probably a fair result," Blackburn's Craig Conway tells Sky Sports. 

"This is a hard place to come, it's a good draw and we ground out a point," adds Henri Lansbury.

FULL-TIME

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

And that is that at Ewood Park as Paul Lambert maintains his unbeaten run as Blackburn Rovers boss. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

We have two minutes of stoppage time remaining at Ewood Park. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

The save looks even better on replays with Matt Mills' header taking a slight deflection before Steele's finger-tip stop.

What a save from Steele from Matt Mills' header! So close for #nffc!

HITS THE WOODWORK

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Matt Mills header is saved
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What a save from Jason Steele who pulls off a superb point-blank stop at full stretch to tip Matt Mills' header onto the post before it is cleared to safety. So nearly late drama here at Ewood Park. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have their first corner of the game, and it comes in injury-time...

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

We'll have EIGHT minutes of injury-time. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

We're into injury-time here at Ewood Park but we'll have a fair bit of stoppage time due to that Lee Williamson injury. 

Lee Williamson
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SUBSTITUTION

Forest make another change, the frustrated Dexter Blackstock is replaced by Chris O'Grady. Can they nick a winner? Meanwhile, Lee Williamson rejoins play with a grimace on his face.

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Lee Williamson is still down but he's at least moved from being on his stomach to lying on his back. The good news is he's able to leave the field on his feet. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

The stretcher, neck and back brace is straight onto the pitch with every precaution taken. He's not moved from his position having landed awkwardly. The Rovers medical staff tend to him. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Lee Williamson is straight into the thick of the action and takes a nasty fall after going up for a high ball. Concern on the faces of his team-mates. 

SUBSTITUTION

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

On comes Lee Williamson for Hope Akpan into the heart of Rovers midfield. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

The corner comes to nothing and sails straight into the arms of Dorus De Vries.

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

We're into the final 10 minutes now, can either side break the deadlock and find a winner? Stay with us. It's a Rovers corner...

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Forest have a free-kick in a decent position but Jamie Ward fires a strike from 20 yards straight into the Rovers wall. Very disappointing. 

SUBSTITUTION

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

It's another Rovers change, this time Ben Marshall is taken off with Chris Taylor his replacement. 

CLOSE!

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Fode Koita
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Oh, it should be 1-0. An unmarked Fode Koita gets on the end of a cross but from six yards out he heads straight at Dorus De Vries. Either side and it's a goal. 

CLOSE!

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Ben Osborn creates some room for himself in the Rovers box and manages to get a low shot away, but Jason Steele gets down well at his near post and keeps out the effort. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Dougie Freedman and Paul Lambert
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We've got 20 minutes left of this game. The second half is to put it politely, not the best. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Fode Koita puts his laces through one from 30 yards but it fizzes over the crossbar. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

The first groans from the home fans as Craig Conway sends a pass back into his own half. The Rovers fans urging their side to get the ball forward here. 

SUBSTITUTION

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Blackburn make their first change of the game with Corry Evans coming on for Danny Guthrie in midfield. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Rovers have their sixth corner of the game but it's headed clear under his own crossbar by Michael Mancienne. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

So an hour gone here at Ewood Park and no sign of goal. Rovers legend Alan Shearer is in attendance after having a road named after him earlier, and this game is crying out for him. 

Alan Sheraer
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YELLOW CARD

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

It's starting to become very scrappy at Ewood Park now. Fode Koita is the latest player to be booked, this time for a foul on Eric Lichaj. 

SUBSTITUTION

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Forest make the first change of the game as Nelson Oliveira comes on for Jonathan Williams. He wastes his first pass of the game.

YELLOW CARD

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Marcus Olsson is show the yellow card for a body check. That's two apiece now. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Shane Duffy
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Blackburn have yet another corner but Shane Duffy's looping header is comfortably plucked out of the sky by Dorus De Vries. 

Dougie Freedman
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CLOSE!

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

A good period of Forest possession ends with a Henri Lansbury shot from 20 yards but his fierce effort is straight down the throat of Jason Steele. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Blackburn break through Hope Akpan but several Rovers deliveries into the Forest box fail to beat the defence and the danger is cleared. 

YELLOW CARD

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Danny Guthrie becomes the first Blackburn player to receive a yellow card for a cynical foul on Dexter Blackstock. The free-kick is delivered into a dangerous area but no Forest attacker can get on the end of the delivery.

Back under way

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

And it's Nottingham Forest who get the second half under way. 

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Approaching the start of the second-half at Ewood Park with carol singers keeping the fans entertained during the break. 

Story of the half in stats

Blackburn 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Half-time stats
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