Blackburn held at Forest

  • Last Updated: October 3 2012, 23:17 BST

A review of Wednesday night's action in the npower Championship as Blackburn were held by Nottingham Forest.

Chris Cohen and Martin Olsson battle for the ball

Managerless Blackburn saw their winless streak extended to three games as Nottingham Forest held them to a goalless draw at the City Ground.

A share of the spoils was enough to move Rovers, who have temporarily installed Eric Black at the helm following Steve Kean's resignation last week, back into the play-off spots, but the opportunity to move into the top two was one which eluded them.

It was Forest who will feel they did more to earn a victory, though, with Paul Robinson saving brilliantly from Lewis McGugan on the stroke of half-time.

However, the hosts looked toothless up front in the absence of suspended duo Dexter Blackstock and Simon Cox. Billy Sharp failed to seize the initiative, firing Forest's best chance wide.

Not even the arrival of Jermaine Jenas from the hosts' bench in the second period could provide Sean O'Driscoll's men with a spark, as they were unable to secure three points for the fifth game in succession.

  • Championship
Position Player Score
1 Cardiff 19
2 Leicester 18
3 Brighton 17
4 Blackpool 16
5 Blackburn 16
6 Wolves 16
7 C Palace 16
8 Huddersfld 14
9 Leeds 14
10 Hull City 13
11 Middlesbro' 13

In the night's other match, Paul Coutts denied Middlesbrough the chance to climb to eighth as his late equaliser earned Derby a 2-2 draw at the Riverside.

Theo Robinson saw his early penalty cancelled out by Lukas Jutkiewicz in the 19th minute, the Polish striker teeing up what would have been a seventh straight defeat for the Rams at the Riverside with an unchallenged header in the final stages.

But Boro failed to contain their opponents at the death, Coutts keeping Tony Mowbray's men tethered to mid-table until the weekend at least.


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