An Unwanted Break for Nottingham Forest

Forest’s 13-match unbeaten run in the Championship was ended by a Terriers side who gained a much needed three points of their own at the City Ground.

A win for the hosts would have seen them end the day just six points behind Derby in the final play-off position but Dougie Freedman admitted afterwards that his side had been below their best even though it took an own goal from Matt Mills and a superb strike from Philip Billing to breach the Reds’ defence.

"Over the last three or four months, we have been playing at our maximum and we need to get back to that,” said the Scot.

"We normally press opposition sides in little moments and that is what Huddersfield did very well today.

"It was as good a display as I have seen from an opposition side at the City Ground this season, so we will give them credit for that. But we will bounce back from this."

That process will begin a week on Tuesday with an away game at Burnley, the Clarets currently third in the Championship table.

The Forest gameplan for the trip to Turf Moor is unlikely to differ much from previous away games which have seen excellent wins at both Middlesbrough and Leeds United.

That is a positive, in a sense for Freedman, as the manager doesn’t have the personnel to change his side around too much nor change their way of playing. The Reds just have to get back to doing what they have been doing very well in recent months.

The next home game at the City Ground is against Bristol City on Saturday 27 February. Students in full-time education can get a ticket for just £5 for this match if purchased in advance.

More details on the official club website.