Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers all but secured their Championship safety after sharing a draw.
Dexter Blackstock put Forest ahead when he broke into the area before Danny Graham chipped over Dorus de Vries before half-time.
Both teams remain nine points clear of third bottom MK Dons, who drew 0-0 at Sheffield Wednesday, and have a vastly inferior goal difference.
Forest are 18 goals clear of MK Dons with Blackburn 22 goals clear.
The hosts' lead lasted only seven minutes to deny caretaker boss Paul Williams victory, as Forest's winless run stretched to eight games.
Home supporters were cheered by the sight of a 10-minute cameo from the returning Britt Assombalonga - his first outing in 14 months after a knee injury - but they left largely frustrated as their lack of a cutting edge cost them again.
Blackstock got a helping hand from Hope Akpan's sloppy pass 35 yards from goal, raced forward and hit a rather tame-looking shot past Jason Steele, who could only help it on its way into the net.
But Steele twice denied Henri Lansbury, with the Forest skipper also skimming the crossbar from distance.
Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Paul Williams:
"We created lots of chances and in the second half, only one team wanted to win the game. On another day we would have scored two or three more goals.
"We're getting there in the style of football we want to play with the lads we've got.
"I'm not frustrated, I'm pleased with the way the lads played tonight. With a bit more luck, the goals will start to come."
Blackburn manager Paul Lambert:
"It is a great place to come and play, the pitch is fantastic and I thought a draw was fair.
"We dominated the ball in the first half and there was a lot of plusses tonight.
"We hit the bar, they hit the bar and there wasn't really much in it."
- 1de Vries
- 5MillsBooked at 49mins
- 32TescheSubstituted forAssombalongaat 84'minutes
- 22GardnerBooked at 76mins
- 15Mendes da GraçaSubstituted forBurkeat 73'minutes
- 21AkpanSubstituted forGomez Garcia-Pencheat 79'minutes
- 29EvansBooked at 75mins
- 26LenihanBooked at 76mins
- 28MahoneySubstituted forBennettat 71'minutes
- 12GrahamBooked at 42minsSubstituted forBrownat 84'minutes
- 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
- Chris Kavanagh
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers).
Attempt missed. Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt blocked. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Britt Assombalonga.
Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Osborn following a set piece situation.
Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers).
Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Elliott Bennett tries a through ball, but Matthew Kilgallon is caught offside.
Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Chris Brown replaces Danny Graham.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Britt Assombalonga replaces Robert Tesche.
Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).
Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).
Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Jordi Gómez replaces Hope Akpan.
Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.
Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.