PRO FOOTBALL: Forest’s poor run continues

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The poor form of Nottingham Forest continued as they failed to beat struggling Doncaster Rovers at the City Groun in the Championship.

The 0-0 stalemate, coupled with results elsewhere, means the Reds are hanging on to their place in the play-offs by the skin of their teeth — and will drop out altogether if high-flying Brighton win their game in hand.

Forest must now turn their attentions to a massive East Midlands derby when they take on Derby County at the iPro.

Against Doncaster, home ‘keeper Karl Darlow was the man of the match in front opf a huge crowd of more than 27,000.

He blocked shots from Ritchie Wellens, James Coppinger and Mark Duffy to make sure Forest at least bagged a point.

On a day when injury-plagued Forest seemed to have a lack of zip about their play — and a lack of cutting edge, their best chances came late on when a Radoslaw Majewski piledriver was saved by Sam Johnstone, and substitute Matt Derbyshire headed over as Darius Henderson, another man who came off the bench, putting himself about.

But the net effect is that Forest have failed to win in seven games in all competitions and couldn’t beat a Rovers outfit who have not won one of their last 14 away fixtures.