Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Nottingham Forest 1.
Daryl Murphy's header earned Ipswich a point at home to Nottingham Forest and denied their play-off chasing rivals a first win in 10 matches.
Managerless Forest took the lead when Danny Collins met Daniel Fox's corner.
Jamie Paterson almost doubled the advantage with a deflected shot, before Sylvan Ebanks-Blake was denied an equaliser by a smart Karl Darlow save.
The keeper then denied Murphy, but the striker levelled to leave both sides sitting two points off the play-offs.
Reading's home draw with Huddersfield kept them in the final play-off position with seven games of the season remaining.
Forest's last win came at Huddersfield on 11 February and rounded off a run of 16 games without defeat.
Since then, they are yet to win and after sacking Billy Davies as manager last week, they go into the crucial final stages of the season with Gary Brazil still in caretaker charge.
His side led after just four minutes when ex-Ipswich loanee Collins found the net with an expertly-guided header.
Mick McCarthy's side were behind inside a minute in their win over Derby on Tuesday and they again responded admirably, with Stephen Hunt's searching low cross well held by Darlow, and Paul Anderson just missing the far post with a speculative volley.
Paterson worked space in the Ipswich area but his shot was deflected just wide of the far post on 24 minutes as Forest pressed for a second, while Jamie Mackie had a low shot saved by the feet of Dean Gerken.
Ipswich responded after the break and almost levelled when Aaron Cresswell's free kick was met by substitute Ebanks-Blake, only for Darlow to save superbly and Murphy to miss from the rebound.
The Forest keeper again came to the rescue with 20 minutes left when Murphy latched onto some tenacious play by Jonny Williams, but his curling effort was tipped round the post.
The Republic of Ireland International would not be denied though and headed his 11th goal of the season from Frank Nouble's cross.
Nouble saw a stinging shot saved late on and Forest substitute Matt Derbyshire headed wide as the sides shared a point.
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "We were outplayed in the first half and they were very good. Dean Gerken was man-of-the-match at half-time and Karl Darlow was man-of-the-match in the second half.
"We could have won it, but we could have been 3-0 down. We were excellent in the second half and we would have liked to have won it, but I am pleased with seven points from nine."
Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil on his future: "I am sure I will speak with the owner over the weekend and there was a massive improvement from Tuesday night's defeat to Charlton.
"I am sure he will be looking at all avenues but while I have got the job, I will do it to the best of my ability. The players have been fantastic."
- 11AndersonSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 35'minutes
- 25WilliamsBooked at 79minsSubstituted forGreenat 85'minutes
- 12HuntSubstituted forNoubleat 45'minutes
- 1DarlowBooked at 90mins
- 13FoxBooked at 73mins
- 18JaraBooked at 47mins
- 15HalfordBooked at 27mins
- 28MajewskiSubstituted forDerbyshireat 86'minutes
- 29de Vries
- Andy Madley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 1, Nottingham Forest 1.
Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).
Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paul Green with a cross.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Collins.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Karl Darlow.
Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cole Skuse.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Lee Peltier tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).
Lee Peltier (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Cole Skuse.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Radoslaw Majewski.
Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Green replaces Jonathan Williams.
Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jonathan Greening (Nottingham Forest).
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson tries a through ball, but Radoslaw Majewski is caught offside.